The Growing Obesity Issue

Obesity, a growing problem throughout Europe, has been shown to be strongly correlated with a number of digestive health diseases.

Europe's Most Common Cancer

The prognosis for CRC is relatively good compared with other GI malignancies. However, mortality is continuing to increase in many eastern European countries.

Viral Hepatitis Infections Across Europe

Hepatitis is a viral infection most commonly contracted through unprotected sex, blood transmission, or perinatal transmission. Hepatitis B and C are the most common forms of the virus in Europe. 

IBD and IBS

The inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, are common, chronic inflammatory conditions that primarily affect young people in adolescence and early adulthood. Both IBD and IBS have increased in prevalence across Europe in recent decades.

Liver Disease and Liver Cancer Across Europe

Chronic liver disease has been estimated to affect almost 30 million people in the EU, while a total of 51,319 new cases of liver cancer were recorded in the EU in 2012.

Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer Across Europe

Oesophageal and gastric (stomach) cancer account for around 6% of all cancers in men and 3% of all cancers in women, which typically affect people aged between 60 and 80 years.

The Paediatric Pandemic

The current health burden and economic pressure of paediatric digestive health issues, such as rising levels of childhood obesity, have become a pandemic issue throughout the continent. 

Pancreatic Cancer Across Europe

Pancreatic cancer is the eighth most common cancer in Europe and survival rates are alarmingly low. 

Screening for Digestive Health Diseases

Various screening programmes are available throughout Europe for different areas of digestive health. 

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