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Baboon Model for Alcoholic Liver Disease: 1973–2003

  • Charles S. Lieber
  • Maria A. Leo
  • Leonore M. DeCarli
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)

Alcoholism is a major public health problem in the United States. Alcoholic liver disease, especially its ultimate stage of scarring or cirrhosis, is responsible for 75% of all medical deaths due to alcohol and represents a major cause of mortality in urban areas (Lieber, 1992). However, development of adequate prevention and treatment has been hindered by the lack of a suitable experimental model.

Keywords

Alcoholic Liver Disease Liquid Diet Total Calorie Alcoholic Cirrhosis Chronic Alcohol Consumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles S. Lieber
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maria A. Leo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Leonore M. DeCarli
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Liver Disease and Nutrition, Alcohol Research CenterJames J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBronx
  2. 2.Department of Medicine and PathologyMount Sinai School of MedicineUSA

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