Comparison of hepatic enzymes between Japanese men with and without metabolic syndrome

Nobuyuki Miyatake, Sumiko Matsumoto, Hirofumi Makino, Takeyuki Numata

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We compared the levels of hepatic enzymes in 220 Japanese men with metabolic syndrome with those in age and sex-matched subjects without the syndrome. Metabolic syndrome was defined by the new criteria published in Japan, and hepatic enzymes, i.e., aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (γGTP), were measured. AST, ALT and γGTP in subjects with metabolic syndrome were significantly higher than those in subjects without the syndrome, and metabolic syndrome was closely associated with hepatic enzymes in this cohort of Japanese men. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2007



  • Hepatic enzymes
  • Metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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