One quarter of us have liver damage and experts warn dry January isn't enough to undo the damage

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02 January 2013

Liver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK, due to alcohol, fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles.

The charity is calling on the Government to make early liver screening available to everyone at risk in a bid to save one million lives a year.

It believes GPs should ask their patients more lifestyle questions and offer a simple liver function test, as they do for patients with suspected high blood pressure.

The trust's chief executive, Andrew Langford, said: 'Last year the Love Your Liver Roadshow found that one in four people tested were showing the early signs of liver disease. Caught at this early stage, lifestyle changes allow the liver to repair itself.

It's not about a quick fix in January, to repair the liver and keep it healthy, people need to follow our three-step plan all-year round: 1) Take two to three days off alcohol every week; 2) get regular exercise; 3) cut down on sugar and fat."

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