Liver diseases reduce blood levels of vitamins

Nutritional status of patients with biliary atresia and autoimmune hepatitis related to serum levels of vitamins A, D and E.

This study evaluated the relationship between liver diseases and blood levels of vitamins in children. Vitamins A, D and E were investigated in young patients with hepatitis and biliary atresia, a childhood disease of the liver in which the biliary system is compromised. The results showed that children suffering from these liver diseases had lower levels of vitamins A, D and E in their blood. Further details can be found in the study.
Saron ML, Godoy HT, Hessel G. Nutritional status of patients with biliary atresia and autoimmune hepatitis related to serum levels of vitamins A, D and E. Arq Gastroenterol. 2009 Jan-Mar;46(1):62-8.



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