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Common asthma drug could prevent liver disease, reduce need for liver transplants

from ScienceDaily

A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma someday could find new use in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, according to new research published in the October 2016 edition of the scientific journal Hepatology. Led by a team of researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute in conjunction with the Central Texas Veteran's Health Care System and Texas A&M Health Science Center, the study found that cromolyn sodium successfully blocked a series of cells that trigger liver scarring (known as fibrosis), which in advanced cases can lead to cirrhosis. more

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