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Self-reported faster eating associated with higher ALT activity in middle-aged, apparently healthy Japanese women.
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PMID:  24290601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: Faster eating and elevated circulating activity of alanine aminotransferase (ALT), a marker for liver injury, are risk factors for the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and their complications. The aim of this study was to examine the association between self-reported eating rate and circulating ALT activity in apparently healthy middle-aged Japanese women.
METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 900 apparently healthy women ages 40 to 64 y (mean ± SD, 53.1 ± 7.1 y) who participated in health check-ups in Japan. We analyzed their clinical serum parameters and lifestyle factors, including self-reported eating rate. Associations between liver injury markers (ALT, γ-glutamyl transpeptidase [GTP], and aspartate aminotransferase [AST]), other clinical parameters and lifestyle factors were analyzed using Tukey's multiple range test following analysis of variance and analysis of covariance for three groups, divided by self-reported eating rates. The associations between self-reported faster eating and ALT activity and lifestyle factors were analyzed by multivariate logistic regression analyses.
RESULTS: ALT activity, but not γ-GTP or AST activities, was higher in participants who reported relatively fast/very fast eating than in those who reported medium eating after adjusting for age, alcohol intake, energy intake, smoking, and physical activity. The odds ratio of eating rate for ALT activity in T3 (18-128 U/L) compared with T1 (3-12 U/L) was 1.67 (P < 0.01), but the association disappeared after adjustment for body mass index (BMI).
CONCLUSIONS: ALT activity is positively associated with faster eating, but is dependent on BMI in middle-aged, apparently healthy Japanese women.
Kazuki Mochizuki; Natsuyo Hariya; Rie Miyauchi; Yasumi Misaki; Yoko Ichikawa; Toshinao Goda
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1873-1244     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutrition     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8802712     Medline TA:  Nutrition     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Research Branch of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Local Produce and Food Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan; Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology, University of Shizuoka, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Shizuoka, Japan.
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