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A 32-year-old male asked:

Which raises liver enzymes more, lifting weights strenuously, or drinking 2 alcoholic drinks per day? thank you

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Alcohol: Lifting weights may raise creatine kinase, not a liver enzyme. Alcohol at the amount you describe would not raise liver enzymes too much, in a male. There is likely to be small increase in alt and ggt.
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