Seven out of ten adults in North East Lincolnshire are overweight or obese, but fewer than 10% are aware that being overweight is a major cause of liver disease.
The British Liver Trust is visiting the region to raise awareness.
The charity's Love Your Liver campaign is in Scunthorpe providing free liver checks in a branded mobile screening unit. The awareness campaign aims to reach the one in five people in the UK who may have the early stages of liver disease, but are unaware of it.
Liver disease is largely preventable. More than 90% is due to three main risk factors: obesity, alcohol and viral hepatitis.
The British Liver Trust's Love Your Liver campaign focuses on three simple steps to Love Your Liver back to health:
Drink within recommended limits and have three consecutive days off alcohol every week
Cut down on sugar, carbohydrates and fat and take more exercise
Know the risk factors for viral hepatitis and get tested or vaccinated if at risk