Alcohol consumption is associated with progression of hepatic fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

@article{Ekstedt2009AlcoholCI,
  title={Alcohol consumption is associated with progression of hepatic fibrosis in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.},
  author={Mattias Ekstedt and Lennart E. Franz{\'e}n and Marika Holmqvist and Preben Bendtsen and Ulrik Mathiesen and G{\"o}ran Bodemar and Stergios Kechagias},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={
          366-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Moderate alcohol consumption has been reported to be inversely associated with cardiovascular disease and total mortality. The importance of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is increasing and many NAFLD patients suffer from cardiovascular disease. In these patients, moderate alcohol consumption could be beneficial. The aim of this study was to investigate whether low alcohol intake, consistent with the diagnosis of NAFLD, is associated with fibrosis progression in established… CONTINUE READING
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