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Alcohol and dietary factors in cirrhosis. An epidemiological study of 304 alcoholic patients.
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PMID:  1156066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Alcohol intakes and dietary habits of 304 alcoholic, hospitalized patients were evaluated. There were 195 patients with hepatic cirrhosis, 40 precirrhotics, and 69 noncirrhotics. Alcohol contributed 50% to 58% of total calories. Two thirds of the patients drank excessively for more than 20 years. There were no statistically significant differences between the three groups in the duration or degree of alcohol excess. Dietary intakes were assessed for a period of at least two years before the presenting illness. Noncirrhotics had higher food caloric intakes and higher protein intakes than the cirrhotics (P less than .05). The findings suggest that dietary factors may be involved in the pathogenesis of the disease.
A J Patek; I G Toth; M G Saunders; G A Castro; J J Engel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1975 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-06     Completed Date:  1975-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1053-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking*
Alcoholism / genetics
Liver Cirrhosis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  genetics
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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