Navigation Links
Hangovers: why some people suffer and some don’

Japanese study had identified a mutant form of the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase// (ALDH)that is responsible for some people feeling less or no hangover from consuming alcohol.

Researchers from Mitsukoshi Health and Welfare Foundation have found that the toxicity of acetaldehyde leads to hangovers in individuals who have a particular genetic makeup.

Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) is the most important enzyme involved in the removal of acetaldehyde, which is the foremost product of alcohol metabolism. If the enzyme is normal and active, then the acetaldehyde is metabolized quickly. If the enzyme does not function properly, then people may experience drowsiness, nausea, asthma and flushed face, along with cardiovascular problems.

People from East Asia often have a mutant allele called ALDH2*2 and an inactive ALDH that prevents them from drinking heavily because of feelings of uneasiness or unpleasantness. These people are not able to remove the acetaldehyde from their bodies and may suffer severe hangovers.

Results of the study had shown that in spite of negative consequences, people with a deficit ALDH might still develop tolerance to alcohol, after a period of heavy drinking. And these are the people likely to have the most severe of the hangovers.

Reference: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, July 2005
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.
2. Skinny people need to exercise too
3. Hormone treatment helps obese people slim down
4. Safe for people with asthma
5. Arginine food bar assists people with angina
6. Quality of lives of older people
7. Brain changes observed in people with sleep apnoea
8. Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also
9. Cholesterol lowering drugs aid people after heart transplant
10. Exercise helps people with cramping leg pain
11. Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to peoples health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... to fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... fully customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... the "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or ... protective structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. ... which develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable ... signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain ... Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new ... cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. ... World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market for ... report includes the following: , World IVD ... (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD Companion ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: