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Vitamin D Deficiency More Frequent in Alcoholic Liver Disease

by Sheela Philomena on March 18, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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 Vitamin D Deficiency More Frequent in Alcoholic Liver Disease

Vitamin D deficiency is a well documented complication in case of primary liver cirrhosis. In a recent study it was showed that vitamin D deficiency is more frequent and severe in patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis than in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Furthermore, it indicated that the degree of liver dysfunction, rather than the aetiology of cirrhosis, dictates the risk of vitamin D deficiency.

A research article published on February 21, 2011 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this question. The authors described the serum vitamin D status in a retrospective case series of patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis compared to those with primary biliary cirrhosis.

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This study emphasizes the importance of monitoring vitamin D levels in all patients with cirrhosis. However, further studies are needed to find the most favourable form of vitamin D supplementation for these patients.

Source: Eurekalert
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