London is in the grip of a health epidemic that threatens the lives of thousands of people, most of whom may be completely unaware that they are even ill, the British Liver Trust says.
This is the stark warning being issued by the British Liver Trust as it brings its 'Love Your Liver' Campaign to the capital.
Over 10,000 Londoners were admitted to hospital for liver disease in 2014/15 alone, and the rate of premature deaths in the capital due to Hepatitis B is more than double the rate for England as a whole. Risks to liver health include alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis. Unfortunately, London has a higher than average number of young people classed as overweight.
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