Safety of alcohol after viral hepatitis

Tözün, N, Forbes, A ORCID:, Anderson, M G and Murray-Lyon, I M (1991) Safety of alcohol after viral hepatitis. The Lancet, 337 (8749). pp. 1079-1080. ISSN 0140-6736

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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,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/good_health_and_well_being
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 10:58
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 23:57
DOI: 10.1016/0140-6736(91)91719-B

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