Users online: 2414    [ij] [ij] [ij] 
Email id

Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 5
First page : ( 2241) Last page : ( 2244)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00373.1

The effect of Morbid Obesity on the Liver Function Enzymes

Mohammed Amera Kamal1,2, Mokif Thanaa Abdulmahdi3, Hadwan Mahmoud Hussein4,*

1Environmental Research and Studies Centers, Babylon University-51002

2Kirkuk University, College of Pharmacy

3Babylon Technical Institute, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, 51015, Hilla, Iraq

4Chemistry Dept., College of Science, University of Babylon, Hilla, Iraq

*Corresponding Author E-mail: mahmoudhadwan@gmail.com

Online published on 8 August, 2019.



The liver is the major organ in the body and it is considered as an important organ for protein manufacture and detoxification. Liver health is evaluated by study liver function (LFTs) which include TSB, AST, ALT and ALK. The current study is an attempt to understand the correlation between morbid obesity and liver function enzymes.


The research population consisted of 67 subjects that divided into two groups; morbidly obese group (41) and the control group (healthy appearance subjects) (26). The levels of serum liver enzymes activities (ALT, AST, ALK) and TSB were determined by suitable kits.


In current study no statistically significant differences were observed in AST, ALT and ALK levels between the two types of procedures. The highest differences were noted for TSB levels between obese and individual healthy. While there was an association between the BMI and both AST and ALT; there was no relationship between the body mass index BMI and TSB and ALK.


This study showed a correlation between the BMI with AST and ALT of morbidly obese.



Obesity, GPT, GOT, ALK, TSB.


║ Site map ║ Privacy Policy ║ Copyright ║ Terms & Conditions ║ Page Rank Tool
597,298,093 visitor(s) since 30th May, 2005.
All rights reserved. Site designed and maintained by DIVA ENTERPRISES PVT. LTD..
Note: Please use Internet Explorer (6.0 or above). Some functionalities may not work in other browsers.