Coffee consumption and serum aminotransferases in middle-aged Japanese men.

@article{Honjo2001CoffeeCA,
  title={Coffee consumption and serum aminotransferases in middle-aged Japanese men.},
  author={Satoshi Honjo and Suminori Kono and Michel Philippe Coleman and Koichi Shinchi and Yutaka Sakurai and Isao Todoroki and Takashi Umeda and Kazuo Wakabayashi and Koji Imanishi and Hiroshi Nishikawa and Shinsaku Ogawa and Mitsuhiko Katsurada and Katsuya Nakagawa and Nobuyuki Yoshizawa},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={823-9}
}
We investigated the relation between coffee drinking and serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) concentrations among 7313 Japanese men receiving a health examination, excluding former alcohol drinkers and men with a history of chronic liver disease. Serum AST > 40 and/or ALT > 40 U/L was defined as liver inflammation… CONTINUE READING