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Alcohol and Acetaldehyde in Public Health: From Marvel to Menace
AbstractAlcohol abuse is a serious medical and social problem. Although light to moderate alcohol consumption is beneficial to cardiovascular health, heavy drinking often results in organ damage and social problems. In addition, genetic susceptibility to the effect of alcohol on cancer and coronary heart disease differs across the population. A number of mechanisms including direct the toxicity of ethanol, its metabolites [e.g., acetaldehyde and fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs)] and oxidative stress may mediate alcoholic complications. Acetaldehyde, the primary metabolic product of ethanol, is an important candidate toxin in developing alcoholic diseases. Meanwhile, free radicals produced during ethanol metabolism and FAEEs are also important triggers for alcoholic damages.
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Guo, R.; Ren, J. Alcohol and Acetaldehyde in Public Health: From Marvel to Menace. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1285-1301.View more citation formats
Guo R, Ren J. Alcohol and Acetaldehyde in Public Health: From Marvel to Menace. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(4):1285-1301.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guo, Rui; Ren, Jun. 2010. "Alcohol and Acetaldehyde in Public Health: From Marvel to Menace." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 4: 1285-1301.
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