Obesity, undiagnosed hepatitis infections and harmful alcohol use are among the causes for the rising tide of liver disease, experts have warned.
The UK's chief medical officer (CMO) Professor Dame Sally Davies has said that the public needs to have a better awareness about liver health as the three major causes of liver disease are all preventable.
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