The longer Alphas live, the more likely we are to get liver disease.
Now that's generally true of everybody and many diseases. BUT Alphas turn out to be special, again.
Sten Eriksson, a co-discoverer of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, predicted that Alphas would be more and more likely to develop liver disease as we age -- even when we have no liver problems for many years.
And it seems to be true. In recent years, many of us have seen Alphas who've coped with Alpha-1 lung disease suddenly develop severe liver symptoms. Too many of them died within months.
The Alpha-1 Foundation is tackling this issue.