When you think of military personnel, what do you imagine?

Written by: Patricia Trifunov Most would say they think of someone young, strong, and healthy. For most of us, that seems correct; those who fight for our country serve in their prime. The average military officer is hardly over 35 years old, and the average recruit is around 21. What you don't expect are the frightening increases in serious diseases like liver cancer within that same population. Confirmed by a study of the Veteran population, the incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), a common variation of liver cancer, more than doubled between 2001 and 2013, and the number of deaths it caused nearly tripled. "Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis used to be considered a disease that would

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