The number of people suffering from liver disease is on the increase in England while in other European countries it is decreasing, health experts said.
The UK's chief medical officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies said that obesity, undiagnosed hepatitis infections and harmful alcohol use are among the causes for the rising tide of disease.
Science and Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports:
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