One of the country\’s most senior doctors has warned that obesity will overtake alcohol as the main cause of liver cirrhosis in the \”not too distant future\”.
Professor Christopher Hawkey\’s comments come as a new poll shows that more than five out of six people are unaware the disease is linked to excess weight. \”Obesity is the biggest health problem we face this century,\” said Hawkey, president of the British Society of Gastroenterology.
Put this alongside the reports that cirrhosis is rising and thus alcohol must be made more expensive.
What if it\’s not the booze but the pokiness that\’s causing the cirrhosis? Where does that leave the insistence that alcohol must rise in price?