The lack of action to tackle liver disease in the UK is "scandalous" according to a group of MPs.
In a report, the all-party Parliamentary Hepatology Group says deaths from liver disease in England have risen 40% between 2001-2012.
It argues continuing complacency is leading to a "shameful waste of lives".
Liver disease accounts for the fifth highest number of deaths in the UK, but is the only one of the major killers that does not have a national strategy.
David Amess MP, who co-chairs the Parliamentary Hepatology Group said if the rise in liver disease continues to be ignored then "before long every one of us will know somebody with cirrhosis, end stage liver disease or liver cancer."
The main causes of liver disease - alcohol misuse, obesity and viral hepatitis - are all preventable.