A. H. RUSSAKOFF, M.D.; HAROLD BLUMBERG, SC.D.
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The past several years have seen a change in the treatment of portal cirrhosis of the liver, particularly in regard to the rôle of diet in therapy. This is especially true of alcoholic cirrhosis, the type which constitutes a majority of the cases of cirrhosis observed in the United States (Ratnoff and Patek1). The change has been brought about by experimental and clinical observations.
Connor2, 3 emphasized the importance of prolonged fatty infiltration of the liver in the development of cirrhosis in diabetes and in chronic alcoholism. Experimental support for this theory was found in 1938 when Chaikoff, Connor, and
RUSSAKOFF AH, BLUMBERG H. CHOLINE AS AN ADJUVANT TO THE DIETARY THERAPY OF CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER1. Ann Intern Med. 1944;21:848–862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-5-848
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(5):848-862.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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