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Document ID (ISN)69056
CIS number 97-927
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Burns C.J., Boswell J.M., Olsen G.W.
Title Liver enzyme activity and body mass index
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.38, No.12, p.1248-1252. 12 ref.
Abstract The activity of three liver enzymes was used as a measure of liver injury among male employees of a large chemical company. Body mass index and alcohol consumption were strongly associated with increased activity in liver enzymes; body mass index remained associated with enzyme activity after controlling for alcohol consumption, race and age. These findings are important in relation to allegations that exposure to certain chlorinated solvents can cause liver disease. Results suggest that body mass index, as well as alcohol and race, are significant risk factors for abnormal liver enzyme test results.
Descriptors (primary) hepatic damage; halogenated organic compounds; body weight; liver function tests; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) race-linked differences; chemical industry; age-linked differences; obesity; alcoholism
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Liver diseases