The facts we all should know

FACT #24

Did you know that alcohol is the most common cause of pancreatitis in Europe?

Alcohol is the most common cause of acute and chronic pancreatitis in Eastern, Northern and Western Europe. The biological mechanisms accounting for how alcohol intake may cause pancreatitis are still unclear and require further research. Chronic pancreatitis harbors an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatitis leads to a huge socio-economic burden for societies around the globe.

Show me the science

Stephen E.Roberts et al, Pancreatology. 2017. The incidence and aetiology of acute pancreatitis across Europe

– UEG. Alcohol and Digestive Cancers Across Europe: Time for Change (2017)

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