Safety of alcohol after viral hepatitis

Tözün, N, Forbes, A, Anderson, M G and Murray-Lyon, I M (1991) Safety of alcohol after viral hepatitis. The Lancet, 337 (8749). pp. 1079-80. ISSN 0140-6736

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Abstract

To test the validity of the generally held belief that moderate consumption of alcohol during convalescence from acute viral hepatitis adversely affects outcome, 87 adults recovering from acute viral hepatitis (hepatitis A in 36, hepatitis B in 34, hepatitis non-A, non-B in 17) were studied. Criteria for entry to the study attempted to ensure that no patient was a chronic hepatitis B carrier. Patients were randomised either to a moderate alcohol intake, or to continued complete abstention. Drinkers consumed 26 g alcohol daily (mean) and none remained abstinent. At 3 months all patients were well, with normal liver function tests. There were no significant differences between the two groups at anytime. The findings suggest that moderate alcohol intake during convalescence from acute viral hepatitis does not seem to be harmful.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acute disease,adult,aged,alcohol drinking,evaluation studies as topic,female,hepatitis, viral, human,humans,male,middle aged,prospective studies,risk factors
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Gastroenterology and Gut Biology
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Nutrition
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 11:58
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49527
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