PUBH 1517 - Alcohol Nutrition

PUBH 1517 - Alcohol Nutrition - vitamin D altered...

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Alcoholic Beverage Info Percent alcohol (ethanol) equals proof/2 “Drink” delivers 1/2 oz of pure ethanol 3 to 4 oz wine 10 oz wine cooler 12 oz beer 1.5 oz hard liquor (80 proof) Calories from alcohol: 7/gram = oz X proof X .8
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Positive Health Effects Attributed to Wine Improves appetite in elderly and in those who lose appetite when tense (congeners credited with this effect) Contains phytochemicals that may act as antioxidants that protect the cardiovascular system Some of wine’s benefits may be better obtained from grape juice
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Nutritional Effects of Alcohol Abuse impairs absorption of thiamin, folate, B6, & other vitamins liver cells lose efficiency in activating
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Unformatted text preview: vitamin D altered production & excretion of bile displaces processing of vitamin A to active form in retina kidneys excrete magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc Nutritional Effects of Alcohol Abuse, cont. interferes with B6 metabolism, leading to deficiency that reduces production of RBCs causes body to expel folate from all sites of action & storage, leading to excretion by kidneys. Interferes with action of remaining folate, inhibiting production of new cells displaces nutritious foods & beverages in the diet Alcohol and the Liver Normal Liver Fatty Liver Cirrhotic Liver...
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