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Liver disease not harmed or improved with milk thistle

Milk thistle is a herb that has been used and promoted to treat hepatitis B and C, and liver damage from alcoholism. Research has shown that milk thistle is questionable as to its proposed beneficial properties and safety in treating different liver diseases. In an analysis of data previously developed looking at the use of milk thistle for liver diseases, researchers found that there was no identifiable improvement in those patients using the herbal remedy. There was no adverse effect detected either, however scientists would like to continue further studies to altogether exclude any possible negative effects in taking milk thistle for hepatitis B and C sufferers, and alcoholic hepatitis.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by MedIndia.com

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About: Liver disease not harmed or improved with milk thistle

Date: 28 December 2005

Source: MedIndia.com

URL: http://www.medindia.net/news/view_news_main.asp?x=6632

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