Surge in Liver Disease Deaths Reported in England

Posted on March 21, 2012

BBC News is reporting a surger in deaths from liver disease. A report from the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network says 11,575 people died from liver disease in England in 2009. This is a big 25% jump from the 9,231 people who died of liver disease in 2001.

Alcoholism, obesity and hepatitis are blamed for the rise in deaths. 70% of those who die of liver disease end up dying tin the hospital.

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