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British Liver Trust Collaborates With Streaming Well To Reduce Death Rates From Fatty Liver Disease
LONDON – 8 January 2013 – Digital health publisher Streaming Well and British Liver Trust, today launch a video series designed to help reduce death rates from Britain’s silent killer - Fatty Liver Disease.
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In the UK alone deaths from fatty liver disease increased by one fifth between 2000 and 2009, whilst dropping in most comparable countries across Europe. (http://www.streamingwell.com/
Andrew Langford, Chief Executive of British Liver Trust warns “By 2020 fatty liver disease will become the main cause of liver disease in Britain. If as the Royal College of Physicians says 25% of the population is overweight then that could mean more than 15million people are at risk of developing fatty liver disease”.
Streaming Well (http://www.streamingwell.com) and British Liver Trust have identified an urgent need to educate the general public on how they can avoid developing a fatty liver. Today, they release a series of online videos explaining the lifestyle changes people can make to eliminate their risk of developing the disease.
Consultant hepatologist Dr Mark Wright explains in the series “There are an awful lot of people out there who have fatty livers and have no idea. They often have no symptoms or any idea that they have anything wrong with the liver. The worry is that, with the increasing numbers of obese people in population, we are going to be seeing a lot more late stage liver disease in the coming decades.”
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 “Rising tide of liver disease due to obesity, alcohol and infections, Prof Dame Sally Davies warns”, 21 November 2012, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/
 “Never mind booze – you can get killer liver disease from biscuits”, 2 April 2012, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
 “Unhealthy lifestyles fuel liver disease rise” 21 November, 2012, http://www.bbc.co.uk/