This was due to adenomas, which were pre-neoplastic (pre-cancerous) lesions. This has absolutely nothing to do with transiently elevated AST/ALT, though androgens/estrogens are correlated with increased risk of hepatic adenoma.
That was part of it, yes. The other was described thusly:
"Affecting the liver were numerous table-tennis-ball-sized tumors; half the liver consisted simply of a crumbly mass, similar to polystyrene (Styrofoam)
Sounds like there was more going on there than just the tumors, unless tumors also cause that kind of organ deterioration? But then that makes one ask, why were the tumors appearing anyway--was it because the liver was already compromised, and due to an inability (over time) to detoxify the massive amounts of steroids (and other potentially liver-toxic chemicals) Munzer had been using long-term? I don't have an answer to this, but it would be logical to assume that his liver ended up the way it did because he had in fact been using multiple liver-toxic substances for prolonged periods of time, and evidently without any kind of protective regimen (I've certainly never heard of him using any protectants of any kind, certainly not on the list of substances he was purported to have been taking
) other than some aspirin.
Here's why I keep mentioning and suggesting the use of the Essentiale when one is using liver-toxic chemicals:
(polyenylphosphatidylcholine or PPC, with or without synergistic vitamins) is a preparation of essential phospholipids
. Essentiale normalizes the metabolism
of lipids and proteins, improves the detoxification
function of the liver, restores the cellular structure of the liver and retards the producing of conjunctive tissue. Essentiale medications are indicated for the treatment of fatty degeneration
of the liver, hepatitis
(including toxic hepatitis, liver damage caused by medicines or alcohol abuse), cirrhosis
of the liver, disturbances in liver function associated with different illnesses."PubMed
has more studies/info on this.
In Munzer's case and with the amount of stuff he was taking, I'm not claiming something like Essentiale would have "saved" him. But had he known what all that stuff was doing to his liver--and assuming he would have decided to keep using it regardless--I'm sure he would have added some protection had he known of any at the time, no?
Edited by SpiderJerusalem, 06 April 2014 - 12:15 PM.