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High SGPT levels. On Atkins diet. Caused by high fat, high protein diet, medicines?

My SGPT ( ALT ) is 68 and my bilirubin came out fairly low. I do not drink, never had hepatitis nor mono. I am not a diabetic. I have been on the Atkins diet on and off for several years now. I take alpha lipoic acid supplement, Omega 3-6-9 (one capsule), Biotin and a B-Complex supplement (total of 4 pills everyday). Could my high fat, high protein diet in addition to taking pills everyday have caused my SGPT ALT to be elevated?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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In the absence of alcohol,high SGPT is seen in patients who have elevated cholesterol and triglycerides, those who are overweight, and in diabetics. 
Since you are consuming a high fat diet,you may be having raised levels of cholesterol resulting in high levels of SGPT.

Do the following for three months and repeat the test.If it doesn't become all right,then other causes for high SGPT must be explored and you have to consult a gastroenterologist for that. 
 Regular aerobic exercises for 40 minutes a day   
avoiding junk foods like maggie,noodles,pasta,pizza,white bread,burgers and colas.   
Consumption of green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits suited for diabetics.   
 Avoiding deep fried and fatty foods   
6.. Take super B complex vitamin along with 1000 mg VIT C,once a day 
7.. Keep your weight in your required BMI range.   

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