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Assuming i'm in perfect health, can weightlifting by itself raise my liver enzymes, and if so, why? Thank you.

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Weight lifting

The liver function parameters, ast and alt, were significantly increased for at least 7 days after the exercise.
Intensive muscular exercise, e.g. Weightlifting, should also be considered as a cause of asymptomatic elevations of liver function tests in daily clinical practice. See british journal of clinical pharmacology 65:253, 2008. Search for ' 17764474' at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed.

In brief: Weight lifting

The liver function parameters, ast and alt, were significantly increased for at least 7 days after the exercise.
Intensive muscular exercise, e.g. Weightlifting, should also be considered as a cause of asymptomatic elevations of liver function tests in daily clinical practice. See british journal of clinical pharmacology 65:253, 2008. Search for ' 17764474' at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed.
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