HS201 - (11) Alcohol

HS201 - (11) Alcohol - Alcohol Prof Joan Salge Blake, MS,...

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Alcohol Prof Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN
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What Is Alcohol The most commonly ingested form is ethyl alcohol or ethanol (EtOH). A sedative and central nervous system depressant. Supplies energy (7 calories/gram).
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Why Do People Drink Alcoho?
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The Health Benefits
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Health Benefits of Alcohol People who consume one to two drinks daily have lower mortality rates than nondrinkers. Can increased HDL cholesterol. It also inhibits blood from forming clots, reducing risk of death from heart attack. Red wine and dark beer contain antioxidants BUT……
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Benefit Only: Women: 55+ years Men: 45+ years For Youth: Increases the risk of injuries and violent, traumatic deaths People don’t get addicted to fruits and vegetables and don’t get into accidents for consuming too many apples”.
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Alcohol and Its Effects Alcohol is distributed quickly and thoroughly in the body. It can affect the central nervous system even in small concentrations. Even small amounts in the blood can slow reaction.
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Animation: Alcohol Absorption | Alcohol Absorption
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Alcohol Metabolism Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) in stomach Females have less in the stomach than males Woman absorb 1/3 more alcohol than man do Fasting promotes ADH breakdown
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Factors that Influence Alcohol Gender Body Type Food Amount consumed
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