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Past Event

It’s World Liver Day on 19th April!

Event date
April 19, 2024

It’s World Liver Day this Friday 19 April!

LiverWELL has put together a range of digital assets for you to help spread the word and inspire Australians to show their liver some love.

You can check out our World Liver Day Resource Page, which is home to a host of information about liver health and keeping your liver healthy. We have resources for all ages, including young people!

Did you know that healthy livers:

Perform up to 500 vital functions to support our health, including filtering toxins, aiding digestion, and regulating metabolism.
Have the remarkable ability to regenerate and replenish lost tissue.
Not only clean our blood and aid in digestion but also synthesise essential proteins for blood clotting, immune function, and nutrient transportation.

And yet, despite being the second largest organ in our bodies, awareness of its wellbeing remains limited.

The rise in metabolic problems like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure in Australia and globally is contributing to significant increases in liver disease and liver cancer. Liver cancer ranks seventh in cancer-related deaths in Australia, with rising rates.

Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD) affects at least 1 in 4 people in Australia, which makes liver cancer risk much higher and is the top reason for liver transplants.

The good news is that with early diagnosis liver disease is treatable, and liver cancer can be avoided.

Basic actions like maintaining a balanced diet, moderating alcohol intake, and staying physically active can effectively maintain your liver’s health.

If you’d like to help LiverWELL provide Australians with the information, support, tools and resources to keep their amazing livers healthy, you can donate now via the link below!

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