Coffee, Pot Linked to Lower Mortality From Hepatitis C

Increased consumption of coffee and marijuana may sharply reduce the risk for early death from hepatitis C infection, researchers have found. The study of more than 1,200 patients with HCV and HIV found that those who drank the most coffee and used marijuana regularly or daily had more than a 60% lower risk for death from the infection over a five-year period. How cannabis in particular might reduce mortality is unclear, but the researchers, led by Mar

Exercise

Exercise   Regular Weight-Bearing exercise helps slow or prevent bone and muscle wasting that often accompanies HCV.   Regular Aerobic exercise helps prevent many serious side effects of HCV by strengthening the cardio-vascular system.   Both aerobic and weight-bearing exercise are of great benefit to everyone, but in particular to those with hepatitis C and other liver diseases.  Yoga, Tai chi, or Chi gong

Lifestyle

Lifestyle   Aerobic exercise like walking with a friend is great for physical and mental health.   Fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, and a cooked bean dish that tastes as good as it looks! Your lifestyle is something that you can change.  If you are HCV+, a healthy lifestyle can affect: how fast your disease progresses the success of treatment your quality of life – mentally, physically, spiritually   Here are