Thursday, September 5, 2013

Is Milk Thistle Useful for Viral Hepatitis Or Not?

From Green Med Info

Hepatitis C infection is quickly becoming an epidemic. According to Centers of Disease Control statistics, deaths from hepatitis C infections (HCV) doubled between 1999 and 2007.

HCV-related deaths have now surpassed HIV-linked deaths according to the CDC. And baby boomers account for an estimated three out of four HCV infections within the U.S. Viral hepatitis C is a leading cause of liver disease outside of cirrhosis – often caused by alcohol and/or pharmaceutical use.

Hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus communicated through sexual contact, needle sharing, blood transfusion and between mother and child. The virus has infected some 170 million people around the world, and an estimated 3.2 million people in the U.S. are infected with HCV.

Silymarin (Milk Thistle) and HCV
The most convincing evidence for the treatment of hepatitis C with Silymarin was published last winter. The study comes from the Medical School of Iran's Isfahan University. The researchers treated 55 patients – 45 men and 10 women – with active and chronic cases of HCV infections with 630 milligrams a day of Silymarin for 24 weeks ... Read the entire article.

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