Following an event hosted by Stephen Hughes MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels today - February 20th, 2013 - the new EASL publication 'The Burden of Liver Disease in Europe: A review of Available Epidemiological Data' has been published by EASL.
The report which can be viewed and downloaded below reviews 260 epidemiological studies published in the last five years to survey the current state of evidence on the burden of liver disease in Europe and its causes. The report looks at the leading causes of cirrhosis and primary liver cancer in Europe: alcohol consumption, viral hepatitis B and C and metabolic syndromes related to overweight and obesity. In addition, the report also looks at the incidence and prevalence of Hepatitis A, D, and E, of Drug induced liver injuries (DILI), Haemochromatosis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).
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Many ways one aim … the conquest of all liver disease
The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) is the leading professional organisation for clinical and scientific hepatologists in Europe. A membership based organisation, with over 3,000 members, EASL’s mission includes raising awareness of the impact of liver disease in the health and lives of European citizens: