Tagged: Liver Disease

NEWS: UK: Alarming Lack of Public Understanding about Liver Disease

New data from a CommRes study published on Lancet’s latest Liver Commission report highlights an alarming lack of public understanding about liver disease. According to the study only one in 10 people can correctly identify all of the three main risk factors of liver disease…

NEWS: Study: Men More Likely to Die From Liver Cirrhosis

A new study published in the Lancet finds that men are more likely to die from liver cirrhosis. Twice as many men compared to women are dying due to live cirrhosis.
In 2017, cirrhosis caused 1.3 million deaths globally. From these, two-thirds were men. Hepatitis B caused the greatest proportion of deaths among men, followed by alcohol-related liver disease…

NEWS: Romania: Alcohol Problems Among Youth

Youth in Romania are experiencing significant alcohol problems.
A new study found Romanian youth aged between 18 and 24 pay the most for alcohol. For example they spend 17 times more on alcohol than on culture. RON 70 (€15) was spent on alcohol while only RON 4 (less than €1) was spent on culture.
According to the study, several criteria affect how much youth spend on alcohol. This includes, price, brand and advertisements…

REPORT: The Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis imposes a substantial health burden on many countries and this burden has increased at the global level since 1990, partly due to population growth and ageing. Cost-effective interventions are required to continue the prevention and treatment of viral hepatitis, and to achieve early diagnosis and prevention of cirrhosis due to alcohol-related liver disease and NASH…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol Policy Changes Favor Big Alcohol

Sweeping the country are changes to alcohol laws on all levels that favor the profit interest of the alcohol industry and disregard adverse effects of easily available, cheap alcohol that is widely promoted without any public health considerations.
Alcohol harm is pervasive in the United States and is fueling the decline of life-expectancy documented in the last two years. However, alcohol industry lobbying power is also pervasive and so alcohol policy measures are being watered down, weakened and disbanded all-together leading to an increase in alcohol availability across the country…

NEWS: New Resource: Alcohol and NCDs – Harm and Solutions

Movendi International has released a brand new resource to illustrate how alcohol fuels the global NCDs tsunami – based on latest scientific evidence – and to outline cost-effective solutions for change.
The new booklet is entitled: ALCOHOL USE: FUELING THE NCDs TSUNAMI – Alcohol-related cancers, CVDs, digestive diseases, diabetes, mental ill-health and solutions for change…

NEWS: UK: ‘Deaths of Despair’ Rising

‘Deaths of despair’ on the rise in UK, according to the Deaton Review. Think-tank report finds alcohol one of the driving factors
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has announced the launch of a five-year study to understand inequalities ‘that exist not just in income and living standards, but in wealth, health, family environments, life chances and political influence’…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

REPORT: Prevalence of Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Among Adults in USA

Overall US clinical burden of Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) remains unclear, perhaps because of lack of a definitive standard for identifying ALD. This study focused on the specific, more well-defined subset of alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) to estimate national prevalence among US adults.

NEWS: USA: Alcoholic Liver Disease Rising

A new study reports, Americans are increasingly developing serious liver diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer due to alcohol use. This research adds to mounting evidence showing that liver problems due to alcohol are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. Studies from the past few years have shown that more young people are dying of liver failure, liver disease is becoming a leading cause of death, and that alcohol-related problems are the number one reason for liver transplants in America…