Heart Investigation Finds Teenagers Are Dying From Excessive Drinking in Birmingham

7 November 2014, 07:06 | Updated: 7 November 2014, 10:42

A Heart investigation has found out that teenagers who are only just legal to drink are dying because they are drinking too much.

Professor James Neuberger, a liver expert, at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital says they are seeing too many young people dying from liver failure because of excessive drinking.

He says people who are drinking 10 pints of beer or 7 glasses of wine are putting their lives at serious risk.

40% of people we asked in the City as part of our research admitted drinking more than that amount on a single night out and 12% said they do this on a regular basis.

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Almost half of those, told us they've done something they've regretted because of heavy drinking and 10 % said they don't worry about the impact it is having on their health.

Professor Neuberger says they have seen teenagers as young as eighteen and nineteen with serious liver failure because they have become alcohol dependent from drinking more than the NHS guidelines on a regular basis.

Professor James Neuberger

To find out more about knowing your limits and to get advice on drinking go to www.drinkaware.co.uk