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is the cyp450 of the liver responsible for metabolizing pesticides in food?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Sometimes: In addition to the cyp pathways humans use esterases and dehydrogenases to break down pesticides in the liver. These pathways are used to break down many toxins as well as drugs so one way pesticides cause damage is by overwhelming liver detox capability.
Answered on Mar 15, 2014
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