Health experts are raising the alarm over the rising number of deaths from liver disease in Canada.The Canadian Liver Foundation is calling it a public health crisis, after a landmark study found a 30 per cent increase in deaths from liver disease over eight years – with cases most prevalent in Alberta, B.C., Ontario and Quebec.
“The incidence of serious liver disease has been growing quite significantly,” said Dr. Michael Houghton, a virologist and professor in the department of medical microbiology and immunology at the University of Alberta.
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