In heavy drinkers fatty acid ethyl esters in the serum are increased for 44 hr after ethanol consumption.

@article{Borucki2004InHD,
  title={In heavy drinkers fatty acid ethyl esters in the serum are increased for 44 hr after ethanol consumption.},
  author={Katrin Borucki and Steffen Kunstmann and Jutta Dierkes and Sabine Westphal and Silvia Diekmann and Bernhard Bogerts and Claus W Luley},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1102-6}
}
BACKGROUND Fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) have been proposed as a marker of ethanol consumption because they can be detected for up to 24 hr after a moderate intake of ethanol, even though blood ethanol remains increased for only 8 hr. Therefore, this study investigated whether FAEEs can be found during a time period exceeding 24 hr in a group of patients who were hospitalized for ethanol detoxification. A second aim was to study the distribution of FAEEs between lipoproteins during that time… CONTINUE READING