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2005-08-04 16:55:53

Drinking alcoholic beverages has been linked to an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal cancer and other types of cancer. Researchers looking for the potential biochemical basis for this link have focused on acetaldehyde, a suspected carcinogen formed as the body metabolizes alcohol. In the journal Nucleic Acids Research, scientists from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report that polyamines...

2005-07-14 15:35:00

- Alcohol consumption is an integral part of the Japanese business culture. - Many East Asians have a mutant form of aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), which is a key enzyme in the elimination of alcohol-induced acetaldehyde. - Individuals with inactive ALDH2 do not appear to be able to eliminate acetaldehyde from their systems, which increases their susceptibility to hangovers. Alcohol consumption is an integral part of the Japanese business culture. Hangovers, however, can have substantial...

2005-07-15 12:38:23

This mutation is no party, Japanese team say HealthDay News -- Many hangover sufferers looking for someone or something to blame can now point the finger at their own genes, according to a new study. Mutations in a specific gene inactivate a key enzyme and slow the elimination of acetaldehyde -- the first product of alcohol metabolism -- from the body, say Japanese researchers reporting in the July issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Their study of 326 Japanese female...


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