Welcome to HCV Advocate’s hepatitis blog. The intent of this blog is to keep our website audience up-to-date on information about hepatitis and to answer some of our web site and training audience questions. People are encouraged to submit questions and post comments.
For more information on how to use this blog and search the HCV drug pipeline click here; for more information on HCV clinical trials click here
Be sure to check out our other blog: Hepatitis & Tattoos
Friday, February 15, 2013
Vitamin A deficiency reduced response to therapy for chronic HCV
Researchers measured vitamin A and 25-OH vitamin D levels in 199 treatment-naive patients with chronic HCV before receiving interferon (INF)-based treatment, and compared them with 119 healthy controls. Participants also underwent genotyping for the IL-28B rs12979860 C>T polymorphism.