ARLD is responsible for nearly 40,000 deaths in Europe every year and alcohol consumption is directly correlated with liver disease mortality in most EU countries. It is largely a ‘silent’ illness, in 75% of cases, it is not identified until the patient is in the emergency room, with heavy drinkers at exponentially higher risk of cirrhosis.
To address this growing problem, EASL is calling on all European countries to limit alcohol consumption and increase disease detection by implementing five key recommendations.
In doing so, we can all reduce the personal and economic burden of ARLD. 

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