Alcohol Flush Reaction: An Allergy to Alcohol
Have you ever heard anyone say that they are “allergic” to alcohol? Well, if the person is of Asian descent, they may have a common reaction to alcohol know as Alcohol Flush Reaction.
Studies have shown about a third of Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans respond to alcohol by turning red.
The reaction is a condition in which an individual develops flushes or blotches associated with erythema on the face, neck, shoulders, and, in some cases, the entire body after consuming alcoholic beverages. The reaction is the result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of the catabolic metabolism of alcohol, and is caused by an aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. This syndrome has been associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer in those who drink. It has also been associated with lower than average rates of alcoholism, possibly due to its association with adverse effects after drinking alcohol. Wikipedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_flush_reaction
Since the mutation is a genetic issue, there is no cure for the flush reaction. Prevention would include not drinking alcohol.
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