Sunday, May 03, 2015

Liver issues? Maybe you're eating too much.

Our livers will be just as diseased as before, but at least we'll avoid the stigma of alcohol abuse: "Look at him with that bucket of chicken. His liver's shot, and he keeps throwing 'em back."

Most liver transplants 'linked to over-eating, not alcohol' (The Guardian)

Most liver transplants are expected to be linked to over-eating rather than alcohol abuse by 2020, an expert has said.

Dr Quentin Anstee, a consultant hepatologist at Newcastle University and the Freeman hospital, warned the UK faced a “major and growing challenge” as increasing numbers of Britons are diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

A third of Britons are thought to have the condition, according to researchers, which is caused by people eating more than their livers can cope with.

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