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Well just remember, if you are Vitamin D3 deficient (your doctor didn't tell you?) AND your not taking a Vitamin D3 supplement during tx, you could very well be wasting your time doing tx.

Also Tim, your Gastroenterologist doesn't get paid a dime for suggesting coffee or Vitamin D3. But he will most certainly make BIG$$$ if you fail tx and come back for a second round of tx. Especially if he can add a drug (or 2, or 3, or 4....) to the next round of tx.



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Genotype 1a Diagnosed in 1991. Started tx April 27 2011 for 48 wks. VL before tx  1.6 - 4.6 million. RVR-week 4, UND-week 8 

Vitamin D3 suppliments can increase chances of reaching SVR. See Nutrition section for links.

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And, it's one of the few things that make me sick right now, darn it. I'll stick with my green tea until after treatment, but then it's back to coffee :))). Tea always reminds me of being sick because that's the only time I used to drink it, unless it's iced.

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Hey Tim,

Have not seen you in a while, hope alls well. I found out about coffee about half way through gobbled down two latte's a day. Finally got some use out of that trendy machine....lol.

Be well,

James

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As far as I'm concerned, it is more important to be on a Vitamin D3 supplement during treatment than it is to get Tela. (just my opinion) While Tela can give us a 30% increase in rate of success, Vitamin D3 can DOUBLE our rate of success.

No matter how advanced medical science becomes we cant ignore giving our body an assist from nature.

Btw, I do drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day and have been able to maintain a healthy liver in spite of having HCV for the past 20+ years.  

Link to study: http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2010_conference/easl/docs/0518_2010_b.html



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Genotype 1a Diagnosed in 1991. Started tx April 27 2011 for 48 wks. VL before tx  1.6 - 4.6 million. RVR-week 4, UND-week 8 

Vitamin D3 suppliments can increase chances of reaching SVR. See Nutrition section for links.



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Similar reports continue to surface; what puzzles me is that my Gastroenterologist is recommending to restrict coffee use to 2 cups a day, and I have not even started tx yet.

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Treatment halted on Aug.8,2012 due to vision problem.  6 month post tx labs

Aug.2013 SVR

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Coffee Reduces Liver Cancer Risk
Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of liver cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in theAugust 2007 issue of Hepatology. F. Bravi and colleagues searched the MEDLINE database and identified four cohort studies and five case-control studies that assessed the relationship between coffee consumption and primary liver cancer. In total, these studies included 2,260 patients with liver cancer and 239,146 control subjects without cancer. All studies found that people who drank more coffee were less likely to develop liver cancer; this association was statistically significant in six studies. Overall, coffee consumption was associated with about a 40% decrease in the risk of liver cancer, and the reduction was even greater for heavy coffee drinkers (55%). Each additional daily cup of coffee was associated with a 23% lower risk of liver cancer though the results do not necessarily imply that coffee caused the risk reduction. For more discussion of this study, see the September 2007 HCV Advocate.


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