In 2013, liver cirrhosis caused 170,000 deaths in Europe and liver cancer accounted for another 47,000.

However, while many people in Europe are now aware of liver conditions such as viral hepatitis and cirrhosis, there are a number of other liver conditions that are just as damaging to health and quality of life.

The European Association for the Study of the Liver has launched the ‘Research Roadmap for Liver Disease’ (HEPAMAP) and is calling on policy makers to step up their efforts to tackle the disease and its links with lifestyle and other diseases like cardiovascular conditions and     cancer.

To read more about the Association and HEPAMAP,  go to