Alcohol - Nutrition 10 Alcohol Alcohol Ethanol is the...

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Nutrition 10 – Alcohol Anna Miller, MS, RD 1 Nutrition 10 Alcohol Ethanol is the alcohol that is in beer, wine, liquor Nutrition 10 Examples of 1 standard “Drink” Each delivers the same amount of ethanol Nutrition 10 Alcohol • Alcohol does not need to be digested. It is quickly absorbed as is into the bloodstream • It is metabolized (broken down) by the liver • Once metabolized, it is no longer alcohol • What is not metabolized, circulates in your blood, reaches your brain and other organs
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Nutrition 10 – Alcohol Anna Miller, MS, RD 2 Nutrition 10 Nutrition 10 Alcohol • Capacity to metabolize varies from person to person • Men vs Women • Tolerance Nutrition 10
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Anna Miller, MS, RD 3 Nutrition 10 Effects on the Brain • Alcohol can reach the brain 1 minute after ingestion • It is a narcotic; an addictive drug • It is a depressant on the nervous system • The brain is not developed until age 25 s Alcohol abuse before this age has permanent consequences Nutrition 10 Effects on the Brain Nutrition 10 Effects on the Liver • First Stage: Fatty Liver • Second Stage: Alcoholic Hepatitis. Reversible if person stops drinking
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