Coffee consumption is associated with response to peginterferon and ribavirin therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

BACKGROUND & AIMS High-level coffee consumption has been associated with reduced progression of pre-existing liver diseases and lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. However, its relationship with therapy for hepatitis C virus infection has not been evaluated. METHODS Patients (n=885) from the lead-in phase of the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term… CONTINUE READING