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silymarin
Feb 21, 2012

hi doc, is silymarin effective for all strains of hepa C? thanks.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Finally a trial was performed that compared high doses of silymarin to placebo (a sugar pill) to see if silymarin is effective in HCV patients. However, the trial showed that there was no benefit of silymarin at all in genotype 1 infected patients. No effect on quality of life and no effect on liver tests.

So I would not recommend it.



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