The results are in the 19th April 2012 online issue of the Journal of Hepatology published.

Most patients with NAFLD have few or no symptoms, but in its most advanced form, as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH is known, there is a significantly increased risk of cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver-related death. However,ALFD is also a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease . Patients with NASH are about two times more likely to die of coronary heart disease than from liver disease. The study authors wanted to know whether the well-documented heart-healthy benefits of modest alcohol consumption outweighed the negative effects of alcohol.

Cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death in the United States, killing an estimated 27,000 Americans annually. Our study showed that people with modest drinking – two drinks a day or less – half the chances of developing NASH than those who had drank alcohol, said Schwimmer. The reasons are not entirely clear. It is known that alcohol can have positive effects on blood lipid levels, that it increases good cholesterol, which is to be have tended lower in NAFLD patients. Alcohol, insulin sensitivity, in a role NAFLD has improved and depending on the type of alcohol, it can anti-inflammatory .. Schwimmer and colleagues discovered that the benefits of modest alcohol consumption were convincing, at least in relation to the decrease the rate of patients with NASH from developing severe forms of the disease.The scholarship holders:NPCRC Pilot Project Support Grant recipientUniversity of Pittsburgh School Medicine – Robert Arnold, professor for medicine and director of the Palliative Care Fellowship Training Programme will be examine ways to enhance the ability of intensive care – into – training to effectively and sensitively communicate with over end-of life themes.. After identifying this enzyme projects PI Prof. Steve Ward , Professor Paul O’Neill and Dr. Giancarlo Biagini will be now the mounting a team of biochemists, the pharmacologists, medicinal chemists and computational chemists draft new connections that inhibits their successfully operations. Easier, of this phase to will will placed our for preclinical history.