— Christine M. Kukka, Project Manager, HBV Advocate
Albumin, produced by the liver, is an essential protein that promotes growth and repair of body tissue. A new study shows that antiviral treatment in people with hepatitis B improves liver health and quickly restores production of this vital protein.
Mexican researchers, reporting in the December issue of the journal of Medical Molecular Morphology, followed changes in albumin levels in 12 hepatitis B patients who were treated with antivirals.
Albumin levels in patients’ blood, “…significantly increased very soon after the treatment was started.” Within 12 months, liver tissue and function had been restored, leading to healthy production of albumin levels.