Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

US-Study Explores Action of Alcohol-Related Metabolic ‚Switch‘

Freitag 13. November 2009 von htm

A study of fruit flies finds that heavy drinking may initiate a genetic process that increases alcohol tolerance but also switches the body from metabolizing alcohol to forming fat in the liver — the underpinning of the deadly disease cirrhosis.
North Carolina State University researchers said the findings could have implications for human drinkers: the genes that help fruit flies adapt to alcohol consumption have a corollary in the human ME1 gene, which is known to be related to alcohol use. (Source: Join Together, 11/9/09)

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