Asian metabolize alcohol
Additionally, measuring the amount of alcohol metabolizing enzymes alcohol dehydrogenases and aldehyde dehydrogenase through genetic testing can predict the amount of reaction that one would have.
More crude measurements can be made through measuring the amount of redness in the face of an individual after.
Recent work has demonstrated that people have varying complements of enzymes to metabolize alcohol. Current knowledge is examined about the influence of various ethanol metabolizing enzymes on alcohol consumption by Asians and members of other ethnic groups. The two principal enzymes involved in ethanol.
Description:Why do many Asians flush when they drink alcohol? Sometimes called the Asian flush or Asian glow because it is very common in people from East Asia such as China, Japan, and Korea , this reaction occurs when a person has trouble metabolizing alcohol because of a genetic variant that impairs production of an enzyme that helps metabolize alcohol in the liver. This dilates blood vessels, leading to flushing redness and heat in the face, neck, and sometimes shoulders and entire body. Headaches, dizziness, palpitations, and nausea may also occur. This type of flushing is a sign of increased risk of serious health problems.