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2009-04-22 16:00:00

Abstinence is the key to surviving alcohol-related liver disease, a British researcher says. Dr. Nick Sheron of the University of Southampton found drinking status was the most important factor determining long-term survival in alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. The 7-year survival rate was 72 percent for the abstinent patients against 44 percent for the patients continuing to drink. Abstinence from alcohol at one month after diagnosis of cirrhosis was an even more important factor...