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Help children to walk and cycle to school

The Trust is a signatory to an open letter regarding childhood obesity. The letter is as follows:   Now that millions of pupils have gone back to school, we call on the government to get …

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British Liver Trust response to Government’s plan on childhood obesity

The British Liver Trust has joined forces with 32 other leading national charities, Medical Royal Colleges, and campaign groups to respond to today’s announcement of the Government’s Plan for Action on childhood obesity. Andrew Langford, …

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Open letter regarding sponsorship of the GB Olympic team by alcohol brand

The Trust joins with other charities and health bodies in raising concern at the sponsorship of Team GB at the Olympics by an alcohol brand. The open letter was published in the Guardian and also …

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Outcry as cost to NHS of Wilson’s Disease treatment escalates by 600%

Patients have raised concern after the cost to the NHS of a life-saving drug for people with Wilson’s Disease, a rare genetic liver disorder, rocketed by around 600% in two years. Hundreds of people have …

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Annual Hepatitis C report published showing downward trend in deaths in the UK

The Department of Health (DH) published their  annual hepatitis C 2016 report was published yesterday (28 July 2016), World Hepatitis Day, with latest figures suggesting improved access to treatments may be having a positive impact. The …

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It’s time to talk about Organ Donation

The British Liver Trust supports the #DonationConverstion campaign, a major new campaign led by 15 of the leading organ donor and transplantation charities, who have all come together to encourage the nation to talk about …

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Cases of Hepatitis E on the rise

Latest figures are showing a rise in the number of cases of Hepatitis E, a virus that can be picked up from raw meat. Figures show there were 1,054 incidents of the liver illness in …

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New NICE Guidelines on Cirrhosis and Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Today sees the publication of two new NICE guidelines on the assessment and management of Cirrhosis and Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in liver patients. Details are as follows: Cirrhosis in over 16 year …

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Coffee shown to protect against a host of deadly diseases

‘Drinking coffee protects the liver against a number of diseases, a major report has concluded’, says an article published online today discussing the launch of the British Liver Trust’s latest report. ‘Until recently, experts warned …

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First Comprehensive Review of Evidence Confirms Coffee’s Role in Good ‘Liver Health’

‘Coffee consumption and the liver – the potential health benefits’, a report launched today by the British Liver Trust, substantiates coffee’s role in good liver health. It is the first time that the entire body …

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