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Risk of liver disease and cancer starts from adolescence in overweight or obese men

Targeted interventions against overweight and obesity at an early age are needed to avoid later liver disease. Young men who are overweight or obese could run a higher risk of developing severe liver disease or …

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New report shows progress in reducing Hepatitis C mortality but more needs to be done

A new Public Health England (PHE) hepatitis C report suggests that headway is being made in averting severe hepatitis C-related liver disease and preventing the early deaths that can result from it. Better access to …

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Response to the budget

The British Liver Trust has supported the Alcohol Health Alliance in its response to today’s budget.  Responding to the Chancellor’s budget today, Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance, said: “Whilst we …

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George Michael – fatty liver cited in coroner’s report

The coroner’s report into George Michael’s death cited ‘fatty liver’. There are two main causes of a fatty liver: drinking too much alcohol which can cause alcohol related liver disease or being overweight which can …

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1 in 4 Adults in England drink at harmful levels

Alcohol consumption statistics published by Public Health England today show that 1 in 4 adults drank over the current low-risk guideline of 14 units per week in 2011-14. The statistics also showed that there is …

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Liver surgery pioneer Dr Thomas Starzl dies

The British Liver Trust is deeply saddened to hear about the death of Dr Thomas Starzl who pioneered liver surgery and undertook the world’s first successful liver transplant. Andrew Langford, Chief Executive of the British …

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Liver Scanner to visit Bedfordshire residents

The British Liver Trust’s Love Your Liver campaign is set to visit Bedford and Luton on 8 and 9 March. Bedford has the highest premature death rate from liver disease in the East of England, …

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Splitting the bill: Alcohol’s impact on the economy

The Institute of Alcohol Studies has just issued a new report entitled; Splitting the bill: Alcohol’s impact on the economy. This report examines the assumption that a successful alcohol industry is beneficial to the UK …

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British Liver Trust and the Goodwill Partnership team up to offer Will writing services

The British Liver Trust is working with The Goodwill Partnership to offer discounted solicitor-provided Will writing services to our supporters. The Goodwill Partnership has issued this press release to announce this new partnership. Please go …

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Chancellor urged to tackle cheap, strong cider in forthcoming budget

Alcohol campaigners have called on the Chancellor to use his spring budget to increase duty on cheap, high strength alcohol. The call came from the Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA), of which the British Liver …

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