Research shows prevalence, health-care utilization, and costs of alcohol-related cirrhosis

More than one-third of cirrhosis cases are related to alcohol, a seven-year national study of more than 100 million privately insured people has found. Among that group, 294,215 people had cirrhosis; 105,871 (36 percent) had alcohol-related cirrhosis. The latter group was sicker and admitted or readmitted to a hospital more often, incurring nearly twice the […]

Mediterranean-style diet linked to greater gut microbial diversity, lower risk of hospitalization

A diet that is Mediterranean style, and rich in vegetables and fermented milk products such as yoghurt, along with coffee, tea and chocolate, is associated with greater gut microbial diversity and a lower risk of hospitalization in patients with liver cirrhosis, according to the results of an international study presented today at The International Liver […]

ALIVER produces animated short-film to raise public awareness about liver disease

An animated short-film produced by the ALIVER consortium titled “Life After Liver Failure”, premieres tomorrow morning at the BioTech Village in The International Liver Congress™ 2018. The ad was developed in order to raise public awareness about the challenges of liver failure and liver cirrhosis. The ad highlights the innovative DIALIVE technology, a novel ‘liver […]