Poop transfer helps reduce booze cravings

Alcoholics who have previously tried to quit drinking unsuccessfully, found that FMT helped to reduce their craving for a drink. — TNS

The importance of gut microbiota in reducing the burden of alcohol-related liver disease and liver cancer was demonstrated in a novel pilot study presented at The Digital International Liver Congress 2020 held virtually on Aug 27-29 (2020).

The study examined whether the transfer of faecal bacteria from a healthy individual to a patient (known as a faecal microbiota transplantation or FMT) could reduce cravings for alcohol as the first step for use in subsequent larger trials.

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