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2009-03-25 09:38:34

If your face gets flushed when you drink alcohol, you could be in danger of developing esophageal cancer. Researchers said facial flushing after drinking is predominately caused by an inherited deficiency in an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase 2, or ALDH2. There is growing evidence that ALDH2-deficient people are at a much higher risk of esophageal cancer, specifically squamous cell carcinoma, from alcohol consumption than those individuals with fully active ALDH-2. Doctors from the...