Cirrhosis deaths: more action is needed now

By EASL September 29,2017

Over the last decade, UK deaths from liver disease have soared by 40%. It is the only major cause of mortality and morbidity that is increasing in England. Meanwhile, in some European countries, liver disease deaths have reduced by 45%. What is the UK doing wrong?

“A report recently released by Public Health England identifies the cause of the rise – and it is, in effect, poverty and lack of adequate information,” says Professor Massimo Pinzani, Professor of Medicine, clinical hepatologist, Director of the UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health and the Sheila Sherlock Chair of Hepatology at UCL.

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