10 Aug 2022

Liver disease UK deaths soar by 400% since 1970

Health and Social Care Editor

Liver disease is the third leading cause of premature death in the UK.

But unlike other deadly diseases – advances in diagnosis and treatment aren’t enough to stop that number rising.

The nation’s poor eating habits and casual drinking culture are leading to a dramatic rise in liver disease, with the number of people dying increasing by 400 percent since 1970.

But much of that could be prevented by a healthier lifestyle.