This study was published in the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association Journal 2010 Nov;12(9):625-36
Study title and authors:
Evidence of aberrant lipid metabolism in hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Wu JM, Skill NJ, Maluccio MA.
Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. email@example.com
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20961371
The association of cholesterol levels with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HCV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) was assessed in 73 patients with HCV-associated cirrhosis and cancer and 103 normal controls.
The study found that the cholesterol levels of the patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HCV-related liver cancer were 19% lower than the normal controls.