Alanine aminotransferase and metabolic syndrome in adolescents: the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Study
Park JH, Kim SH, Park S, Park MJ
What is already known about this subject
Adolescent NAFLD has increased in parallel with obesity.
Elevated serum ALT level is a surrogate marker for NALFD.
Increased ALT levels are closely related to NAFLD and metabolic syndrome.
What this study adds
Increased ALT within normal range are associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
All of the five components of metabolic syndrome were associated with high ALT within normal range.
By elevation of ALT, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome increased in obese adolescents and normal-weight adolescents as well.
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