Gamma-glutamyltransferase as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease mortality: an epidemiological investigation in a cohort of 163,944 Austrian adults.


BACKGROUND There is evidence from recent studies that gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is likely to be associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, few studies to date with sufficient sample size and follow-up investigated the association of GGT with CVD mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS The relation of GGT to the risk of death from CVD was examined… (More)