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Is There a Role for Vitamin D in Hepatitis C Treatment?

February 27, 2014

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Researchers in Scotland will determine if Vitamin D can have a positive impact on Hepatitis C cure rates when used in combination with currently available treatment therapies. If confirmed, a less expensive method of treatment could emerge.
Is There a Role for Vitamin D in Hepatitis C Treatment?

Vitamin D Could Impact On Hepatitis Cure Rates

February 27, 2014

A team of researchers from Dundee University, key Scottish Hepatitis services and Hepatitis Scotland is to test speculation as to whether Vitamin D can enhance Hepatitis C cure rates when used in combination with currently available treatment therapies.

New Hepatitis C treatments will soon be available but are likely to be very expensive. With approximately 150 million people chronically infected with Hepatitis C worldwide, and 38,000 in Scotland alone, cost factors are likely to play a significant part in future treatment decisions. The research team will use evidence from previous small trials as a basis for a new investigation which will provide firm evidence to confirm the impact that Vitamin D might have on cure rates.

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