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For alcoholic cirrhosis the genes responsible

pechenStatistics show that up to 4% of deaths associated with alcohol abuse. This is one of the causes of cirrhosis of the liver.

The risk of this disease increases with frequent alcohol use, however, cirrhosis is diagnosed only in 10-15% of cases of alcoholism. Scientists attribute this to heredity, or genetic predisposition.

12 years has conducted studies of blood samples, which agreed to hand over patients. The results showed that alcohol negatively affects fat metabolism in the liver.

This changes fat metabolism, which leads to cirrhosis, which particularly affects people with certain variants of some genes.