Albumin, prealbumin, transferrin and serum proteinase inhibitors in asymptomatic and hospitalized Thai alcohol drinkers.

@article{Pongpaew1983AlbuminPT,
  title={Albumin, prealbumin, transferrin and serum proteinase inhibitors in asymptomatic and hospitalized Thai alcohol drinkers.},
  author={Praneet Pongpaew and Frank Peter Schelp},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={1983},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={381-3}
}
Findings on Quetelet's index and on levels of serum albumin, prealbumin and transferrin as well as the serum proteinase inhibitors (PI) alpha 2-macroglobulin, alpha 1-protease inhibitor and alpha 1-antichymotrypsin support the hypothesis that PI levels reflect the nutritional status of alcohol drinkers.