Beneficial and harmful effects of alcohol exposure on Caenorhabditis elegans worms.

@article{Yu2011BeneficialAH,
  title={Beneficial and harmful effects of alcohol exposure on Caenorhabditis elegans worms.},
  author={Xiaokun Yu and Wanming Zhao and Junfeng Ma and Xueqi Fu and Zhizhuang Joe Zhao},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={412 4},
  pages={757-62}
}
Alcoholic beverages are consumed widely throughout the world. While the harmful effects of alcoholism are well recognized, the beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption to human health remain debatable. In this study, we investigated the effects of long-term ethanol exposure on nematode Caenorhabditis elegans worms. At high concentrations (≥ 4%), ethanol significantly impaired mobility, reduced fertility, and shortened lifespan. Interestingly, at low concentrations (1-2%), it extended… CONTINUE READING
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