So says Professor Rajiv Jalan:
‘The younger you are, the more likely it is that you will get damage.’
He also said the government should consider raising the age at which people can buy booze from 18 to 21, like in America.
‘We need to be clear about what is the safe age for drinking,’ he said.
This is because in England, in the last year, four - that's right, four - teenagers (two 17, one 18 and one 19) have been admitted to hospital with cirrhosis of the liver.
I'm guessing that these teenagers have been drinking - illegally - for some long while and considerable amounts to get into this condition. Does this nannying fussbucket of a doctor really think that raising the drinking age to 21 would have helped these children? Really?
I don't know how many teenagers there are in England but I'm guessing at six million plus. And the doctor wants another ban because four of those six million got into trouble with drinking?