Information for the Public

Information for the Public

Because the Center's members include some of the nation's leading experts in the area of alcoholic liver and pancreatic diseases, we are committed to utilizing their knowledge and expertise to provide its intellectual and technical expertise to the community.

What is ALD?
Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) is responsible for approximately 15,000 – 20,000 deaths per year in this nation, and its medical and social costs are estimated to exceed 2.5 billion dollars annually. Continued...

What is Cirrhosis?
Cirrhosis is a chronic liver disease in which normal liver cells are damaged and replaced by scar tissue. This scar tissue prevents the liver from performing important functions. Continued...

Pathogenesis of ALD
Chronic liver disease continues to be one of the leading medical causes of mortality in the United States. Every half hour, one person dies in the this nation from complications associated with irreversible chronic liver disease. Continued...

Think Before You Drink
Article from USC Health Magazine

Alcohol-related Pancreatic Damage
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Pancreatitis Association International
This article discusses the mechanisms and treatment of alcoholic pancreatitis.

Alcohol's Risk to Women
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 46 December 1999
This article discusses some of the gender differences in the effects of alcohol and risks specific to women who drink.

Alcohol and the Liver
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 42 October 1998
This article discusses the research on the mechanisms and treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease.

Alcohol and Minorities
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 23 PH 347 January 1994
This article considers why some minorities have more medical problems than others and whether minorities receive adequate treatment and prevention services. It examines genetic and environmental factors that may put minorities at risk for or protect them from alcohol problems. It also reviews research on screening to identify those at risk for alcoholism or alcohol abuse.

Alcohol and Nutrition
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism No. 22 PH 346 October 1993
This article discusses how alcohol and nutrition work together in your body.

Viral Hepatitis C
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A plethora of information on Hepatitis C, including a web-based training course for health professionals.

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