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Cirrhosis of the Liver

Alcoholic cirrhosis usually develops after more than a decade of heavy drinking, but for some it can develop more quickly. Even moderate drinkers can develop liver problems over time.

Cirrhosis - The Basics
Cirrhosis of the liver is one of the leading causes of death among chronic alcoholics. Here is information and research on chirrhosis from the National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse.

Threat to Heavy Drinkers
One of the largest threats to the health of chronic heavy drinkers is the damage that long-time drinking can do to their liver.

Cirrhosis Research Brings Hope
New findings concerning the cause of complications faced by end-state cirrhosis patients may be the key to developing medication that can interrupt or reverse the disease process.

Deaths From Cirrhosis of the Liver
Age-adjusted death rates of liver cirrhosis by sex, death registration States, 1910-96 compiled by the NIAAA.

Coffee Lowers Risk of Cirrhosis?
Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of developing alcohol-related liver disease, but authors of a new study warn that the best way to reduce the risk of cirrhosis is to stop drinking alcohol.

Hispanic Risk Greater
Risk for liver cirrhosis mortality is higher among white men and women of Hispanic origin than among non-Hispanic black and white Americans.

Wine Drinkers Just as Much at Risk
French researchers have found that wine drinkers are just as much at risk for developing cirrhosis of the liver as those who drink liquor and beer in spite of previous studies to the contrary.

Ascites -- A Complication of Cirrhosis
Ascites is an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity most commonly caused by cirrhosis of the liver.

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