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Digestive Disorders

Elevated Liver Enzymes and Diet



My pregnant daughter (36 weeks) has slightly elevated liver enzymes and was prescribed a high protein diet of 100-150 grams of protein aily to help reduce it. Doesn`t protein add increased work to the liver?


A high protein diet in itself, in the face of a “normal” liver, should be fine.

It is not unusual to have slightly higher liver enzymes during pregnancy.

I would suggest speaking with your OB about this in more detail. Without seeing the extent of the elevations, it is difficult to say much.

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Steven  M Rudich, MD, PhD, FACS Steven M Rudich, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery, Director of Liver Transplat and Hepatobiliary Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati