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Radio 4 interview with Trust CEO Andrew Langford

Andrew Langford, the Trust’s Chief Executive talks about non-alcohol related fatty liver disease on Radio 4’s You and Yours (item is 16 minutes into programme).

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New research links waist circumference and liver cancer

New research from the USA published in the journal Cancer Research, found that the risk of getting liver cancer rises by around 8% for every 5cm increase in waist circumference. The research also found that …

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Love Your Liver Day in Manchester

Manchester Royal Infirmary will be holding a Love Your Liver Day on Friday 21st October 2016 between 10am and 4pm in the Royal Eye Hospital Main Atrium, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL. Anyone attending the free …

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World Obesity Day

October 11th is World Obesity Day. Vanessa Hebditch, the Trusts Communications and Policy Director has written a blog highlighting the similarities in the current Government’s approach to the regulation of alcohol and high sugar foods. …

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Booze sold at pocket money prices: cost of cinema ticket buys 7½ litres of strong white cider

Research released today shows there is an abundance of high strength alcohol sold for pocket money prices in shops and supermarkets across the UK. A review of alcohol prices in a range of retailers found …

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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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