More Swedish women dying from liver damage – study

The number of women dying as a result of cirrhosis of the liver has increased by 25 percent in six years. There has been a ten percent increase in male fatalities over the same period, according to the Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs.

“It is of course worrying that the relative number of women suffering has increased, but it should be remembered that the actual figures are still much lower for women,” researcher Mats Ramstedt told Svenska Dagbladet.

An average of five men and two women die every year in Sweden of cirrhosis of the liver.