Study reveal an increase in digestive diseases

  • 24th April 2023
  • 2 min read

Study reveal increase in digestive diseases

Findings from a pan-European study commissioned by the organization United European Gastroenterology (UEG) revealed a notable and concerning increase in the prevalence of several digestive diseases since 2000, including a rise in the incidence and mortality rates for all digestive cancers. Previous studies have also found that prevalence rates of coeliac disease amongst children have increased over time.

In addition, health inequalities across Europe are widening and predicted to be further exacerbated by emerging economic challenges.


AOECS attends event at the European Parliament on April 26th, 2023

Veronica Rubio, AOECS Secretary General will attend the event ”Bridging the Gaps” on April 26th, 2023 at the European Parliament to represent AOECS and support the launch of a new booklet on the burden of digestive diseases.


Launch event to bring attention to this matter

UEG is arranging this launch event to bring attention to these matters. This event is done in cooperation with the European Parliament and supported by MEP Romana Jerković (Chair of MEP Digestive Health Group).


AOECS participates in the debate

At this event, UEG will bring together digestive health experts and key stakeholders from the European health community for a discussion on the current state of digestive health across Europe. AOECS is monitoring and supporting this important debate.

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What is UEG

United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is a non-profit organization engaged in digestive health in Europe and beyond from its headquarters in Vienna. It is an umbrella organization for over 50 000 professionals working with digestive health issues. The organization works for improving the prevention and care of digestive diseases in Europe through providing education, supporting research and advancing clinical standards.

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