The relationship between gamma-glutamyl transferase levels and chronic kidney disease among Appalachian adults.


BACKGROUND Serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), a marker of oxidative stress has been associated with diabetes and hypertension, which are risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, it is unclear whether serum GGT is independently associated with CKD. METHODS We analyzed data from a population-based study of Appalachian adults residing in… (More)


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