Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Chinese researchers hold rice responsible for the alcohol flush reaction
, an unpleasant response to alcohol that is relatively common in people of Asian descent.
People carrying an ALDH2*2 allele show an alcohol flush reaction
, even when they consume only relatively small amounts of alcohol (Peng et al.
KEY WORDS: Alcohol use disorder; alcohol and other drug (AOD)-related (AODR) mortality; AOD use, abuse, and dependence; alcoholism; East Indians; Native American; Southwest California Indians; genetic factors; genetic polymorphisms; protective factors; alcohol flush reaction
; ethanol metabolism; alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH); aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH); acetaldehyde; ALDH1; ALDH2; ALDH2*2; ALDH1A1*2; ADH1B; ADH1B*3
KEY WORDS: Ethanol metabolism; ethanol-to-acetaldehyde metabolism; acetaldehyde; aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs); alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH); alcohol metabolite; catalase; brain; central nervous system; protective factors; alcohol flush reaction
; pharmacology and toxicology