Sydney team hopes to reduce the burden with research-led intervention
27 March 2013
Liver diseases have an impact on the Australian economy 40 per cent greater than chronic kidney disease and Type 2 diabetes combined, according to a report released today.
The report estimates the annual burden of liver diseases in Australia at more than $50 billion. And yet almost all liver disease is preventable.
The Centenary Institute’s liver research unit is one of the biggest in Australia. It is also one of first in the world to try to come to grips with liver damage at its most fundamental molecular level.