(Reuters Health) – 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
“What this study shows is…
truly, even what might be considered a moderate and safe amount of
alcohol use in people without hepatitis C is dangerous to your health if
you have hepatitis C,” said Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, a hepatitis C
researcher at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, who was not
involved in the study.
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.