Some events of hepatotoxicity have been linked to consumption of green tea supplements. The association between consumption of green tea or green tea supplements and abnormal liver biomarkers in adults was investigated using cross-sectional data from the 2009-2014 United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (U.S. NHANES). Individuals with levels of either bilirubin or GGT, ALT, AST, and/or ALP in excess of the age-and gender-specific upper limits of normal ranges were classified as having abnormal liver biomarkers. Associations between green tea or green tea supplement use (consumption vs. not) and liver function were determined using multiple logistic regression modelling. 12,289 persons were included in the green tea analyses and 12,274 in the green tea supplement analyses. The odds of having one or more abnormal liver biomarkers were significantly reduced (p = 0.01) with consumption of green tea (OR: 0.49; 95% CI: 0.28,0.85), while no significant association (p = 0.78)...

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