Tagged: Liver Disease

NEWS: USA: Alcohol Policy Changes Favor Big Alcohol

Sweeping the country are changes to alcohol laws on all levels that favor the profit interest of the alcohol industry and disregard adverse effects of easily available, cheap alcohol that is widely promoted without any public health considerations.
Alcohol harm is pervasive in the United States and is fueling the decline of life-expectancy documented in the last two years. However, alcohol industry lobbying power is also pervasive and so alcohol policy measures are being watered down, weakened and disbanded all-together leading to an increase in alcohol availability across the country…

NEWS: New Resource: Alcohol and NCDs – Harm and Solutions

IOGT International has released a brand new resource to illustrate how alcohol fuels the global NCDs tsunami – based on latest scientific evidence – and to outline cost-effective solutions for change.
The new fact sheet is entitled: ALCOHOL USE: FUELING THE NCDs TSUNAMI – Alcohol-related cancers, CVDs, digestive diseases, diabetes, mental ill-health and solutions for change…

NEWS: UK: ‘Deaths of Despair’ Rising

‘Deaths of despair’ on the rise in UK, according to the Deaton Review. Think-tank report finds alcohol one of the driving factors
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has announced the launch of a five-year study to understand inequalities ‘that exist not just in income and living standards, but in wealth, health, family environments, life chances and political influence’…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

REPORT: Prevalence of Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Among Adults in USA

Overall US clinical burden of Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) remains unclear, perhaps because of lack of a definitive standard for identifying ALD. This study focused on the specific, more well-defined subset of alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) to estimate national prevalence among US adults.

NEWS: USA: Alcoholic Liver Disease Rising

A new study reports, Americans are increasingly developing serious liver diseases like cirrhosis and liver cancer due to alcohol use. This research adds to mounting evidence showing that liver problems due to alcohol are reaching epidemic levels in the U.S. Studies from the past few years have shown that more young people are dying of liver failure, liver disease is becoming a leading cause of death, and that alcohol-related problems are the number one reason for liver transplants in America…

NEWS: Poland: Government Plans to Raise Alcohol Tax

The Polish government has unveiled plans to increase the excise tax on alcohol next year. The designed tax increase was announced in a strategic document, the Multi-year State Financial Plan for the years 2019-2022. The plan was recently published by the country’s Ministry of Finance…

NEWS: New Mexico, USA: Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Epidemic

The highest alcohol related death rate in the USA comes from New Mexico. The leading cause is liver disease and within the last 5 years the rate of people dying from liver disease rose by 35%. State epidemiologist Michael Landen is of the opinion the same efforts applied to overdose death needs to be applied to to alcoholism…

NEWS: UK: Big Alcohol Attacks Proven Alcohol Policy Measures

Big Alcohol attacks scientifically proven alcohol control measures that help save lives and promote health. Alcohol is the biggest cause for Liver Disease in Europe. Specialists in liver disease advice alcohol should carry warning labels about health risks, the marketing of alcohol directly to the public should be banned, and it should be more expensive…