To investigate the impacts of gender, age and factors of life style (alcohol, overweight, coffee and smoking) on serum liver enzymes.
Serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) were measured from 6269 apparently healthy individuals (2851 men, 3418 women, mean age 45 ± 12 years, range 25-74 years) in a national cross-sectional health survey. All subjects underwent detailed clinical examinations and interviews including the amount and pattern of alcohol use, coffee consumption and smoking habits.
In this population with a mean ± SD alcohol consumption of 65 ± 105 g/wk and body mass index (BMI) of 26.1 ± 4.3 kg/m(2), both ALT and GGT were significantly influenced by alcohol use (P
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