Unhealthy alcohol use may raise mortality risk in cirrhosis

2021-10-12

Patients with cirrhosis due to alcohol-associated liver disease or hepatitis C had a higher risk of death if they had unhealthy alcohol use, compared with no alcohol use, according to a study in Hepatology Communications led by Meredith M. Pearson, MD, of the University of Washington. Researchers found alcohol use was not associated with hepatocellular carcinoma.

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