GP urges awareness of liver failure risks

An Oldham GP and national health campaigner has warned that one in eight people could be at risk of liver failure and even death, if they don’t do something about their diet.

Research released last week by Biobank showed that 12% of people they tested nationally had inflamed, fatty livers, largely caused by poor nutrition and lack of exercise.

And Dr Zahid Chauhan believes these alarming stats should serve as a major wake-up call for overweight and obese people in Oldham – particularly as fatty liver disease is difficult to diagnose and even harder to treat.

“It is no exaggeration to say that fatty liver is a silent killer that is hard to discover even with ultra-sound” said Dr Chauhan

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