Alkoholforbrug og leverenzymer hos 30-50-årige: en tværsnitsundersøgelse fra Ebeltoft

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  • Department of Clinical Epidemiology
  • Department of Medical Biochemistry
  • The Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology V
  • Institute of General Medical Practice
In a representative population sample of 905 persons we examined the prevalence of raised levels of liver-derived enzymes and its possible association with self-reported alcohol consumption adjusted for smoking and BMI applying logistic regression analyses. A large proportion of 12% (women 8%; men 16%) presented raised liver-derived enzymes. Below 21 units per week (one unit equals 12 grams of alcohol) there was no association with self-reported alcohol consumption. However, the risk of abnormal liver enzymes increased with higher consumption for both sexes; if the intake was above 28 units per week, the odds ratio for raised liver enzymes increased dramatically. Whether this subclinical biochemical liver condition is an early marker of alcohol-related liver damage remains to be seen, but the long-term consequences of the reported alcohol consumption and the frequency of raised liver enzymes require follow-up.
Translated title of the contribution[Alcohol consumption and liver enzymes in persons 30-50 years of age. Cross-sectional study from Ebeltoft]
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume159
Issue40
Pages (from-to)5945-50
Number of pages6
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 1997

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