Beverage-specific effects of ethanol consumption on its biological markers

Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM
Hidenari SakutataTeizo Ito


Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and erythrocyte mean corpuscular volume (MCV) are well-known biological markers of excessive ethanol consumption. The beverage-specific effects of ethanol consumption on GGT level and MCV value were analyzed cross-sectionally and retrospectively among middle-aged Japanese men who underwent a retirement health checkup (n = 974). Both the consumption of distilled alcohol and that of fermented alcohol positively correlated with the logarithm of GGT [standard regression coefficient (beta) 0.261 and 0.174, respectively]. The prevalence rate of elevated GGT levels > or = 70 IU/L) was higher among heavy drinkers of distilled alcohol than among heavy drinkers of fermented alcohol (38.8% vs. 27.6%, p = 0.013). The MCV value correlated with distilled alcohol consumption (beta: 0.212, p < 0.0001) but not with fermented alcohol consumption (beta: 0.043, not significant). The prevalence rate of an elevated MCV (> or = 97 fL) was higher among heavy drinkers of distilled alcohol than among heavy drinkers of fermented alcohol (35.3% vs. 16.8%, p < 0.001). These results suggest that MCV is less sensitive for detecting heavy consumption of fermented alcohol than for detecting that of distilled alcohol in app...Continue Reading


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