Asian Flushing: Genetic and Sociocultural Factors of Alcoholism Among East Asians

  title={Asian Flushing: Genetic and Sociocultural Factors of Alcoholism Among East Asians},
  author={Haeok Lee and S. S. Kim and K. S. You and Wanju Park and J. H. Yang and M. Kim and L. Hayman},
  journal={Gastroenterology Nursing},
  • Haeok Lee, S. S. Kim, +4 authors L. Hayman
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Gastroenterology Nursing
  • Alcohol use can lead to a cascade of problems such as increased chances of risky behavior and negative health consequences, including alcoholic liver disease and upper gastric and liver cancer. Ethanol is metabolized mainly by 2 major enzymes: alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). Genetic variations of genes encoding the 2 enzymes are very common among East Asians but relatively rare for most other populations. Facial flushing and other physical discomforts after… CONTINUE READING
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