A study in mice finds that physical activity reduces the likelihood of the disease developing and explains why.
Liver cancer is on the rise, having more than tripled since 1980, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS).
This increase corresponds to the time frame of the “diabesity” pandemic, which refers to the close association between obesity and type 2 diabetes.
As well as being increasingly common, liver cancer is often deadly, with the number of fatalities closely mirroring the number of diagnoses. Each year, the ACS note, 800,000 people around the world receive a liver cancer diagnosis, and the disease is responsible for about 700,000 deaths.