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What can cause your glutathione levels to decrease?

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Your glutathione levels may also decrease during certain health problems, such as:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hepatitis
  • Parkinson's disease

From: Glutathione WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

AltMedDex Evaluations: "Glutathione."

Allen, J. , September 2011. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Rakel, D. , 3rd edition. Integrative Medicine

DRUGDEX Evaluations: "Glutathione."

AltCareDex: "Glutathione."

Borges-Santos, M. , 2012. Nutrition

Mayo Clin Proc. : "Effect of glutathione infusion on leg arterial circulation, cutaneous microcirculation, and pain-free walking distance in patients with peripheral obstructive arterial disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 15, 2017

SOURCES:

AltMedDex Evaluations: "Glutathione."

Allen, J. , September 2011. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Rakel, D. , 3rd edition. Integrative Medicine

DRUGDEX Evaluations: "Glutathione."

AltCareDex: "Glutathione."

Borges-Santos, M. , 2012. Nutrition

Mayo Clin Proc. : "Effect of glutathione infusion on leg arterial circulation, cutaneous microcirculation, and pain-free walking distance in patients with peripheral obstructive arterial disease: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial."

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 15, 2017

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