As If We Needed A Reason To Throw A Party


I think my neighborhood will throw a party to celebrate this: Drug 'may reverse liver disease'

A cheap and readily available drug could reverse severe liver disease, even in patients who find it impossible to give up booze, research suggests.

Sulphasalazine is currently used to treat arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

But a University of Newcastle team has found that it can also reverse the scarring associated with cirrhosis of the liver.

Liver disease is the fifth highest cause of death in the UK.

It is estimated that up to 10% of the UK population have problems with their liver - and most are linked to lifestyle factors, such as heavy drinking and obesity.
I guess now I can chuck that light beer crap and start drinking Samuel Adams Triple Bock full-time!


Is it just me that sees the irony in the fact that it was the Univ of Newcastle (a quite tasty brown ale) that made this discovery? Isn't that rather like the Univ. of North Carolina publishing a study that says smoking isn't bad for you?

Heh. I can see the disclosure now: "This study funded by Scottish & Newcastle LDA. Please drink responsibly."

Leave a comment


Powered by Movable Type 4.34-en

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Chris published on September 26, 2006 2:28 PM.

Good Thing I Didn't Suggest That The Guy Had A Goat Picture was the previous entry in this blog.

Prescribed By The Same Guy Who Told Her Magnets Would Help Her Back Pain is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.