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Nearly half of all deaths within five years of an ALD diagnosis were due to liver-related causes.
Alcohol-related liver disease is now the number one reason for liver transplants, surpassing hepatitis C and fatty liver disease.
Plus: Study shows that cutting down on alcohol consumption can reduce cancer risk.
Experts recommend no more than two drinks for men or one drink for women per day.
Patients with alcoholic liver disease often must complete a period of sobriety before they can get on a transplant waiting list.
Sugary drinks also led to lowered insulin sensitivity, a risk factor for diabetes.
Experts recommend that people with hep C abstain from alcohol use, or at least cut down as much as possible.
Researchers analyzed the association between heavy drinking and immune function in those with untreated HIV.
The biggest increases in alcohol-related deaths are among middle-aged women, according to a new study.
Get the facts about drinking and health.
Highlights from HIV and hepatitis C research presented at the 2018 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston
This disparity is driven by heavy drinking or injection drug use, an indication that changing such behaviors may save lives.
Even light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with developing liver cancer.
For people with hepatitis C, as few as two drinks a day can significantly raise the risk of death, in particular from liver disease.
A history of heavy alcohol consumption doesnâ€™t reduce the effectiveness of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment.
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