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CDC Stats Underestimate Liver Disease Mortality, Investigators Warn
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Liver disease may be more deadly than previously thought.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ranks mortality related to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis as the 12th most common cause of death in U.S. adults, but research recently presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases suggests the actual ranking should be higher. The investigators conclude the mortality impact of liver disease in the U.S. is underestimated.