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Impact of chewing betel-nut (Areca catechu) on liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma: a population-based study from an area with a high prevalence of hepatitis B and C infections.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Public health nutrition
Publication Date
Volume
12
Issue
1
Pages
129–135
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980008002073
PMID: 18410705
Source
Medline

Abstract

Increased risks of cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer were found in betel chewers free of hepatitis B/C infection, and these risks were synergistically additive to those of hepatitis B/C infections. Estimated risk reduction from effective anti-betel chewing programmes would be sizeable.

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