Effect of ethanol on lipid metabolism and epithelial permeability barrier of skin and oral mucosa in the rat.


BACKGROUND Ethanol consumption induces changes in lipid metabolism. This might be reflected locally as an alteration in the epithelial lipid barrier. METHODS Rats were fed with an isocaloric liquid diet with, or without, ethanol (6.7%) and were sacrificed at 60 or 120 days. Plasma and liver triglycerides, gamma-glutamyl-transferase (GGTP) levels, and… (More)


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