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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 15, 1997; 3(4): 250-250
Published online Dec 15, 1997. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v3.i4.250
Influence of diet intake on liver function test
Shu-Quan Cheng, Ji-Fang Zhang, Zi-Fu Zhang, Mei-Yan Qian, Xiao-Ling Guo, Wen-Zhang Shang, Duo-Jing Li
Shu-Quan Cheng, Ji-Fang Zhang, Zi-Fu Zhang, Mei-Yan Qian, Xiao-Ling Guo, Wen-Zhang Shang, Duo-Jing Li, Department of Medical Laboratory, Central Hospital of Jiaozuo Coal-Mine Administration, Jiaozuo 454150, Henan Province, China
Received: November 24, 1996
Revised: January 6, 1997
Accepted: April 28, 1997
Published online: December 15, 1997

Abstract

AIM: To study whether dietary intake influences liver function test.

METHODS: Blood samples were obtained from patients liver diseases (n = 100) and controls (without liver diseases; n = 100) first at 07: 00 in the morning (fasting state) and then 2 h after a meal (fed state). The Hitachi-7150 automatic biochemistry analyzer was used to assess the following liver function indexes: Serum bilirubin, thymol turbidity test, alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, gamma glutamyl transferase, SP, A and G. Statistical significance of differences between inter-group values was determined using SAS software.

RESULTS: None of the indexes showed statistically significant differences between the fasting state and the fed state (P = 0.476-0.978).

CONCLUSION: Liver function test can be performed after a meal.

Key Words: Dietary proteins, Dietary fats, Liver function tests



Footnotes

Original title: China National Journal of New Gastroenterology (1995-1997) renamed World Journal of Gastroenterology (1998-).

L- Editor: Filipodia E- Editor: Liu WX

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