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Author Topic: U.S. Cirrhosis Rates Are Actually 58% Higher Than Once Believed  (Read 6574 times)

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U.S. Cirrhosis Rates Are Actually 58% Higher Than Once Believed
« on: January 07, 2015, 11:43:21 am »
Cirrhosis affects an estimated 633,000 in the U.S. and is more prevalent among African Americans, Mexican Americans, people living in poverty, and those without a high school diploma. Diabetes, alcohol abuse, hepatitis C and hepatitis B viruses, being male, and being older are all independently linked to having cirrhosis.

About one in four people with cirrhosis reported drinking alcohol excessively during the year before they were surveyed. Almost half reported being HCV positive.

Read more: http://www.hepmag.com/articles/cirrhosis_rates_2501_26674.shtml


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