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:
More top news
Cricket stars, celebrities and fans have joined a social media campaign paying tribute to Phil Hughes by leaving their cricket bats out.
Eight out of 10 asthma sufferers are not getting enough clinical care, a leading health charity has found.
Phillip Schofield has revealed that an eccentric fan who wanted to marry him arranged a wedding - leaving him with the bill.