Heavy Drinking Takes Excessive Toll On Women With Hepatitis C

Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:00 AM EST

... Women tend to survive longer than men if infected with the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus (HCV) -- but if they drink heavily, that survival advantage completely disappears, according to a new study."Previous studies indicated that alcohol use is a risk factor for HCV disease progression, but they seldom examined the effect on women and men separately," said lead author Chiung Chen. [click link for full article] ...