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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 18 | Page No.: 2274-2277
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.2274.2277
 
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Prevalence of Abnormal Serum Alanine Aminotransferase Levels in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Iran

M.A. Meybodi, M. Afkhami-Ardekani and M. Rashidi

Abstract:
This study was performed to estimate prevalence of transaminase levels in type 2 diabetic patients and identify contributing risk factors. In this cross-sectional study 348 patients with type 2 diabetes, who attended the diabetic clinic of Yazd Diabetes Research Center, were studied from October 2004 to December 2005. Patients with history of viral hepatitis, alcohol abuse and use of drug such as Amiodarone, Bleomycin, methotrexate, tamoxifen and sodium valporate was excluded. To examine the relationships between ALT, AST in individuals with type II diabetes and relation to various metabolic parameters like triglyceride, cholesterol, age, duration of diabetes, gender and BMI. Of 348 patients that entered the study, mean age was 58.8 ± 11.5. Elevated ALT and AST were found in 10.4 and 3.3% of type 2 diabetic patients, respectively. Although the prevalence of elevated ALT increased with increasing age, FBS and triglyceride levels in subjects, but it was not statistically significant. There was a significant association between elevated ALT and gender as well as diabetes duration. The prevalence of elevated of ALT in type 2 diabetic patients is 1.6 times higher than general population in Iran unrelated to age, BMI, glycemic control, triglyceride levels. Identification risk factors and mechanisms of these elevations are very important and require further evaluation.
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How to cite this article:

M.A. Meybodi, M. Afkhami-Ardekani and M. Rashidi, 2008. Prevalence of Abnormal Serum Alanine Aminotransferase Levels in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Iran. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 2274-2277.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.2274.2277

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2008.2274.2277

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