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  • n  a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism

  • Liam Donaldson in
    Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said: "Alcohol is an ever-growing public health concern, with excess alcohol consumption increasing the risk of diseases such as hypertension, stroke and of course liver cirrhosis. Whether people are at home...
  • Andy Kerr in Glasgow Evening Times
    Mr Kerr said: "One person in Scotland dies every six hours as a direct result of alcohol. And deaths from liver cirrhosis are rising at an alarming rate. The links between alcohol misuse, anti-social behaviour and violence are clear. Alcohol misuse...
  • Curtis Salgado in Tahoe World
    Hepatitis C eats away at your liver,Salgado said. "When I got clean, I probably had half my liver that was fine. After 20 years hepatitis had eaten my liver to the point of level 4 cirrhosis. There's only five stages. After that, it's...

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