Alcohol drinking and health

Kazuhiko Imaizumi, Kaoru Tachiyashiki

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The present article briefly overviews the principal pathway of ethanol metabolism in the liver cell and hormonal regulations of ethanol metabolism, and a relationship between alcohol drinking volume (=alcohol consumption) and the degree of alcohol intoxication. This article also focuses on a possible mechanism of sex difference in rat liver cytosolic alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activity, and the effects of bile, bile acids, vegetable oils and unsaturated fatty acids on plasma ethanol levels and gastric emptying in ethanol-administered rats. Finally, the recent findings concernig a relationship between alcohol drinking and human health are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-286
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH)
  • Alcohol drinking and health
  • Alcohol intoxication
  • Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)
  • Hormonal regulation of ethanol metabolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physiology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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