liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,
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Medical Nugget: Vitamin B6 and Liver Transaminases

Funny how exciting a revelation like this can be to me. I finally understand why in alcoholic liver disease the AST is often elevated more than the ALT. Also the GGT may be normal. Why? Because both AST and GGT are dependent on vitamin B6 for their manufacture, and that particular nutrient is depleted by heavy drinking. Ha. Why didn't somebody tell me that years ago?
Tags: alcohol, enzymes, liver, vit b
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