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Saturday, April 6, 2013

CANADA: Report finds more people are dying from liver disease, calls for national strategy

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.

Download a  full copy of Liver Disease in Canada: A Crisis in the Making

Download fact sheets with report highlights:

Fact Sheet:: Liver Disease in Canada
Fact Sheet: Liver Disease - under-diagnosed and under-treated
Fact Sheet: Key Report Recommendations

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