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How to reduce over gamma gt?

I AM 68YEARS OLD MALE, 10 YEARS A GO MY DOCTOR PRESCRIBED HEAVE DOSE OF NIASIN TO INCREASE LEVEL OF MY HDL. AFTER THREE MONTHS I TOOK A BLOOD TEST AND MY GAMMA GT WAS OVER 200, I STOPPED TAKING
NIASIN BUT GAMMA GT LEVEL STAYED HIGH AND EVEN GOT HIGER. TODAY MY GAMMA GT IS 250. I DRINK MODERATELY MAY BE A SHOT WISKY IN A MONTH. I
ALSO TAKE LIPITOR 10, DEVIDE INTO TWO PIECES AND TAKE HALH OF IT TO KEEP MY CHOLESTEROL LEVEL AROUND 160. I AM 80 KG, HIGHT OF 180 CM. MY
OTHER LIVER ANZIM ARE ALL NORMAL. PLEASE ADVISE HOW I COULD REDUCE MY GGT. THANK YOU
Tue, 8 Mar 2016
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Welcome to HCM,
Some of the ways to regain your health and thus lower your GGT, an indicator of compromised health is to lower as many risk factors as possible. If you were my patient I would start with education on a low fat, high fiber, alcohol free diet. If your heart is healthy enough,begin exercising at least 150 minutes per week.

Research has shown coffee to help reduce these levels and possibly glutathione supplementation. In addition, lowering the consumption of red meat might also help your system heal. Do not take supplements with iron if you can avoid so.

These suggestions should help you normalize GGT levels. Best wishes to you for a long and healthy life. Kathryn Shattler, MS,RDN
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How to reduce over gamma gt?

Welcome to HCM, Some of the ways to regain your health and thus lower your GGT, an indicator of compromised health is to lower as many risk factors as possible. If you were my patient I would start with education on a low fat, high fiber, alcohol free diet. If your heart is healthy enough,begin exercising at least 150 minutes per week. Research has shown coffee to help reduce these levels and possibly glutathione supplementation. In addition, lowering the consumption of red meat might also help your system heal. Do not take supplements with iron if you can avoid so. These suggestions should help you normalize GGT levels. Best wishes to you for a long and healthy life. Kathryn Shattler, MS,RDN