Liver failure is now the number 5 killer in the U.K.- up 20% between the years of 2000 and 2009. Now liver disease and cirrhosis (scarring caused by long-term damage) kills 16 out of every 100,000 people.
The increase in liver disease in the United Kingdom stems from excessive alcohol consumption as well as fatty diets and lack of exercise.
The British Liver trust charity found that 28% of people tested least year showed early signs of liver disease.
The charity is hoping to convince the government to make available early liver screenings in hopes of saving peoples’ lives.
Paul Hudson | Elite.