The latest research & treatment news about Hepatitis C infection, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment.

Understanding HCV

HCV Treatment-Induced Anemia Predicted by Genetics

Thanks to research from Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, scientists have confirmed that some individuals have genetic protection against ribavirin-induced anemia. Since ribavirin is part of the standard Hepatitis C treatment protocol, this discovery will better enable physicians to foretell who can best withstand Hepatitis C therapy.

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Hepatitis C Is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month. Since Hepatitis C has been proven to be a risk factor for coronary artery disease, the usual ways to reduce heart disease risk is insufficient for those with the virus. However, there are five strategies specifically for Hepatitis C that can reduce the likelihood of impending cardiac problems.

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