Co-occurrence of obesity and patterns of alcohol use associated with elevated serum hepatic enzymes in US adults

@article{Tsai2011CooccurrenceOO,
  title={Co-occurrence of obesity and patterns of alcohol use associated with elevated serum hepatic enzymes in US adults},
  author={James Tsai and Earl S. Ford and Guixiang Zhao and Chaoyang Li and Kurt J. Greenlund and Janet B. Croft},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={200-210}
}
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to present nationally representative findings on the co-occurrence of obesity and specific patterns of alcohol use associated with elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) among adults in the United States. We analyzed data from 8,373 adults aged ≥ 20 years who participated in the 2005–2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. We produced prevalence ratios by using… CONTINUE READING
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