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The study also found that liver cancer is one of the top three causes of cancer deaths in 46 countries and the top five in about 100 countries.

Cases and deaths were highest in East Asia, Southeast Asia and North Africa.

“Liver cancer is responsible for millions of illnesses worldwide each year,” said study co-author Isabelle Soerjomataram.

“Most are preventable if control efforts are prioritized. Major risk factors include hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, alcohol consumption, overweight, and metabolic status, including type 2 diabetes.” I will,” she said in a statement.

Grim 2040 projections show need for progress against hepatitis B and C after being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting researchers to push more vaccinations, testing and treatment ing.

Ramgay also called for “measures to reduce the population’s alcohol consumption and curb the epidemic of diabetes and obesity.”

Another recent IARC study suggested that 17% of liver cancers could be avoided by reducing alcohol consumption.

The team based their analysis on IARC’s GLOBOCAN 2020 database. The database includes incidence and mortality estimates for his 36 types of cancer in 185 countries.

This analysis was published in the Journal of Hepatology. Liver cancer deaths are projected to surge by more than 55% by 2040

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