â€œIt’s predicted that by the end of this decade, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will be be the most common underlying reason why people are required to have liver transplants, overtaking alcohol.â€
Most liver transplants by 2020 will be ‘linked to over-eating, not alcohol’
Most liver transplants are expected to be linked to over-eating rather than alcohol abuse by 2020, an expert has said.
Dr Quentin Anstee, a consultant hepatologist at Newcastle University and the Freeman hospital, warned that the UK faced a “major and growing challenge” as increasing numbers of Britons are diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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