Modest Alcohol Use Lowers Risk and Severity of Some Liver Disease

People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) who consume alcohol in modest amounts – no more than one or two servings per day – are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, reports a national team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. … Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest
Senior author Jeffrey B. Schwimmer, MD, is associate professor of clinical pediatrics at UC San Diego and a pediatric gastroenterologist at Rady Children’s Hospital. Research collaborator and first author Winston Dunn, MD, now assistant professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Motility at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, completed a gastroenterology fellowship at UC San Diego in 2009.

The article citation:
Modest alcohol consumption is associated with decreased prevalence of steatohepatitis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by Winston Dunn, Arun J. Sanyal, Elizabeth M. Brunt, Aynur Unalp-Arida, Michael Donohue, Arthur J. McCullough, Jeffrey B. Schwimmer, for the Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Clinical Research Network (NASH CRN) Journal of Hepatology (Vol.null)

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