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can fasting lead to elevated liver enzymes? can a crash diet (reducing calories suddenly and drastically) cause elevated liver enzymes?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: I appreciate your strength in crash dieting, but plans for permanent lifestyle change are even more helpful. The fatty liver seen in nutritional deficiency is well-known and this may be why your liver enzymes spiked. Or they may have been high all along from obesity or from some other cause worth finding.
Answered on May 3, 2018
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