Posted on Jan 03, 2008 | Comments 0
A new study suggests that shorter legs are linked to an increased risk of liver disease. Basically the study was performed on leg and trunk length to know any risks associated with them. Researchers were taken the blood samples to measure the levels of four liver enzymes called as ALT, GGT, AST and ALP.
These enzymes indicate how well the liver is working and whether it has been damaged. The enzyme ALP is the indicator of bone diseases called as osteoporosis.
The study showed that longer the leg length, the lower were levels of ALT, GGT and ALP. Particularly, the levels of ALT were lowest in the women with the longest legs.
The levels of ALT and ALP were highest in the women who have shorter trunk length.
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