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Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver slowly deteriorates and malfunctions due to chronic injury. Scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue, partially blocking the flow of blood through the liver. Scarring also impairs the liver’s ability to control infections, remove bacteria and toxins from the blood, process nutrients, hormones and drugs, make proteins that regulate blood clotting and produce bile to help absorb fats—including cholesterol—and fat-soluble vitamins.
Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Drinking few cups of coffee or tea may protect against liver fibrosis, study finds

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

Patients who undergo Fontan surgery for congenital heart defect have liver fibrosis risk, study reveals

New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C

New drug offers hope to patients with hepatitis C

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease

Researchers link intestinal fungi to increased risk of death in patients with alcoholic liver disease

MAGNET study: MRE can be accurate, non-invasive tool to detect liver fibrosis in children

MAGNET study: MRE can be accurate, non-invasive tool to detect liver fibrosis in children

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable effects in patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Study uncovers potential new therapeutic targets for HCV infections

Study uncovers potential new therapeutic targets for HCV infections

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Specific genotype may predict recovery in patients with advanced cirrhosis after hepatitis c treatment

Study shows how probiotic improves integrity of the GI epithelial cell wall in HIV patients

Study shows how probiotic improves integrity of the GI epithelial cell wall in HIV patients

Researchers uncover new mechanism that explains cause of portal hypertension

Researchers uncover new mechanism that explains cause of portal hypertension

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Infantile spasms and multiple sclerosis relapse data presented at AAN

Study sets stage for potential stool-based test to detect advanced liver fibrosis

Study sets stage for potential stool-based test to detect advanced liver fibrosis

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Researchers take important step toward using transplanted fetal cells to treat liver failure

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Obesity amplifies effects of three risk alleles linked to NAFLD

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Enzyme treatment may prevent or reduce liver damage caused by excess alcohol consumption

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Statins may provide favorable outcomes to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis

Researchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Researchers identify unique bleeding syndrome linked to cirrhosis and portal hypertension

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

Periodic check-ups are essential to maintain health and longevity of baby boomers

FDA grants approval for two drugs to treat hepatitis C virus in children

FDA grants approval for two drugs to treat hepatitis C virus in children