NATS 104 Cancer and Alcohol

NATS 104 Cancer and Alcohol - Alcohol Contained in...

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Alcohol Contained in beverages made from fermented fruits, veggie, or grains yeast feed off carbs and produce ethanol as byproducts High energy compound contains 7 kcal/g Not a nutrient since it is not essentially to bodily functions 1 drink is the amount of a beverage that supplies 1/2 fluid oz of alchohol 1.5 oz distilled spirit, 5oz wine Dietary guidelines for americans recommend that any alcohol consumption should be done in moderation “moderation” no more than 1 drink for women, 2 for men, no such things as a safe quantity for pregnant women -- women metabolize alcohol slower Alcohol is not digested but absored directly through the stomach and intestine it is directly absorbed into the blood stream - is transported to the liver where it is metabolized at approx. 1 drink an hour Excess alcohol is released in breath sweat etc Body detoxes immediately ADH and MEOS are 2 systems - look up in book! Excessive consumption of alcohol: brain damage, cancer of the esophagus, high
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