Study: Daily alcohol use raises mortality risk in HCV

03/18/2013 | Reuters

Moderate drinking raises mortality risks for chronic hepatitis C patients, both from liver disease and all causes, according to researchers at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. Data showed HCV patients who had three or more drinks per day had a fivefold higher risk of mortality and those who had up to two drinks daily faced double the risk, compared with people who did not have HCV.

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