Rising Obesity Levels Cause Increasing Liver Disease

The rising obesity level is one of the main reasons for the increasing number of people diagnosed with liver disease in the North West of England, especially among men, the BBC reports.

According to new data from the North West Public Health Observatory, the death toll from liver disease in the region has increased by a fifth since 2005 and is 42% higher than the national average. The figures show an alarming picture of liver health among the male population in the North West, warns Mark Bellis, professor of public health.

The high liver disease death rate in the area can be attributed to high obesity levels and alcohol abuse, the report states. The number of people admitted to hospital because of health problems stemming from fatty liver has soared by a shocking 182%.

Overall, the death rate from liver disease among British men increased from 27 per 100,000 seven years ago to 30.9 per 100,000 in 2010. Deaths now occur at a much younger age, but their peak is among people within the 55-to-64 age group. In comparison, death rates among women have remained unchanged. At present, liver disease accounts for about 2% of all deaths in the UK, with people from deprived areas being the most affected, the report found.

Professor Bellis says that obesity and alcohol abuse are the key factors that contribute to liver disease. Drinking alcoholic beverages in moderate quantities and maintaining healthy weight can be an effective means to minimise the risk of developing the condition, experts say.


About tbgweightloss

The Bariatric Group provides obesity surgery for those who wish to undertake treatment privately. Many medical studies have shown that once a person is severely obese, they can still derive some benefit from diet, behavioural modification or exercise programmes but they are rarely sufficient to achieve significant weight loss. Anti-obesity drugs may also be helpful but are not recommended for long term use. The only treatment that is clinically proven to produce significant weight loss is surgery. World-wide hundreds of thousands of patients have had successful weight loss surgery and there are numerous publications in the medical literature on its benefits. As well as enjoying the social and fitness benefits of being lighter, many patients find that they no longer need treatment for obesity-related diseases and their quality of life improves dramatically. We hold clinics and/or perform surgery in Taunton, Truro, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Bath and London. Our team of experienced professionals is here to partner with you right through your weight loss journey - we want to help you achieve your weight loss and health improvement goals. Our comprehensive care packages include your pre-operative assessment, your operation and life-time follow-up
This entry was posted in obesity and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Rising Obesity Levels Cause Increasing Liver Disease

  1. Wendi says:

    They can provide you good counseling, address your spiritual
    wants, give many types of therapy, provide a anxiety
    free atmosphere and should 0be caring. As an addictive substance, alcohol can be as bad as drugs.
    Christian values ultimately include a number of attributes.
    Without help, it’s practically not possible for an individual which has an dependency on alcohol to recover and go back to a typical, healthful life. The alcoholic was on a downward spiral that I could not pull him out of. Richie Zambora has been linked to some of the famous actresses of Hollywood. What really occurs is that the weight of comatose motivations become inclined to stop the addictive behaviors instead of continue. Alcoholism symptoms actually vary from one person to the next.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s