The facts we all should know
Did you know Europe has the highest alcohol consumption in the world?
Europe has the highest level of alcohol consumption in the world, which, together with ultra-processed food consumption and high prevalence of obesity, are the major drivers of liver-related morbidity and mortality. The evidence linking liver-related mortality and population-level alcohol consumption sends a crucial message for disease prevention: alcohol-related cirrhosis is a dose-related condition at the population level, and the most effectual and cost-effective means to reduce mortality rates from alcohol-related liver disease are interventions that reduce population-level alcohol consumption. Models of alcohol-associated liver related illness, including liver cancer (hepatocellular cancer or HCC) and death, may underestimate the incidence of alcohol-association because of under-reporting.
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European Association for the Study of the Liver, citing
Tom H Karlsen et al. The EASL–Lancet Liver Commission: protecting the next generation of Europeans against liver disease complications and premature mortality. The Lancet 2022; Vol 399 (January 1): 65-116
Daniel Q Huang et al. Global epidemiology of alcohol-associated cirrhosis and HCC trends, projections, and risk factors. Gastroenterology and Hepatology Review; 1-4