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Liver Health

18 March 2013

Moderate drinking also risky with hepatitis C

For people with the chronic liver infection hepatitis C, heavy drinking is an obvious no-no, but a new study links even modest alcohol consumption with an increased risk of death - and not just from liver disease.

The findings support what liver specialists typically recommend - that people with hepatitis C should limit their alcohol use, said Dr Zobair Younossi, the study's lead author and chair of medicine at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA."Patients with hepatitis C should not really drink," he said.

 

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