Complementary and alternative medicine in hepatology: review of the evidence of efficacy.

@article{Verma2007ComplementaryAA,
  title={Complementary and alternative medicine in hepatology: review of the evidence of efficacy.},
  author={Sumita Verma and Paul Joseph Thuluvath},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={408-16}
}
There is an increase in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), especially herbal therapy, among patients with liver disease. The most commonly used herbal agent is silymarin. In animal models, many of the commonly used agents have shown anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic effects. Although many human studies have shown improvements in subjective symptoms (well being) and liver biochemistry, there are no convincing data to suggest a definite histologic and/or virologic… CONTINUE READING
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