Most of these tests can be normalized by switching to a diet that is low in carbohydrates and processed foods, and high in natural fats and clean protein sources. It can be a warning sign that the body is reacting to something in the diet e. Show SI units. Then I would go back to your doctor to discuss armed and ready with the studies, knowledge and data that you can discuss and share with him. Once a low carb patient is fat-adapted, fasting insulin or c-peptide tend to decrease. But the question we have to ask is what does this mean for your cardiovascular disease risk? Although Dave is not a physician or scientist, he is an engineer with a knack for self-experimentation.
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As you go through this guide, keep in mind that many of the normal reference ranges were developed on populations eating a high carb diet, and therefore in some cases you may need to adjust your concept of normal for a patient following a low-carb lifestyle. In addition, many normal values vary based on the individual lab, the patients gender, size, etc. We try to clarify where these caveats are most important. ALT is a liver enzyme test measuring hepatocellular damage. It can often be elevated in metabolic syndrome and obesity most commonly due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD. Excessive alcohol intake and liver infections such as hepatitis can also cause elevations. Once the weight loss is over, this elevation tends to disappear and ALT usually normalizes. ALT is found in serum and in various body tissues, but is primarily associated with the liver. It is commonly measured as part of a diagnostic liver function test to determine liver health.