Chapter 37

Anti-Hepatitis C Virus Treatment and Coffee Drinking

Alexandre Pariente1,  and Rodolphe Anty2,3,4     1Centre Hospitalier of Pau, Hepatogastroenterology Unit, Pau, France     2Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), “Hepatic Complications in Obesity”, Nice, France     3Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Nice, Digestive Center, Nice, France     4University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, Faculty of Medecine, Nice, France

Abstract

In two transversal studies (totaling around 400 patients), coffee consumption was associated with a significant or borderline-significant reduction in the fibrosis stage. In a third study (HALT-C, around 1000 patients), dealing only with patients having initially severe fibrosis and not cured ...

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