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Nutrition- Alcohol

Nutrition- Alcohol - Alcohol abuse Excessive alcohol...

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Alcohol abuse- Excessive alcohol consumption that leads to severe alcohol- related health and other problems, such as recurrent sickness, inability to fulfill major obligations, use in hazardous situations (e.g. driving) related legal problems, or use despite social and interpersonal difficulties Ethanol- Chemical term for the form of alcohol beverages Upper part of small intestine absorbs alchol the quickest, depending on how fast the stomach empties, which depends on the amount of food consumed with the alcohol. Alcohol then goes on to affect various organs. When alcohol is consumed in small amounts, it is perceived as a stimulant because of its suppression of inhibitions. But alcohol actually acts as a depressant in the body, especially as the amount in the blood increases, resulting in sedation, reduced physical coordination, and psychological impairment Fermentation- breakdown of carbohydrates without the use of oxygen.
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  • Spring '08
  • DeHysschen
  • acute alcohol intoxication, Excessive alcohol intake, abuse- Excessive alcohol, alcohol beverages Upper

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