18 January 2009

Don't drink and eat french fries

A high-fat diet and alcohol may lead to a harmful combination. A proposal in Am J Clin Nutr in 2006 proposed that cells containing extra fat made them more susceptible to lipid peroxidation. The hypothesis is because of a tie between elevated levels of the detox enzyme GGT and obesity. Elevated levels of GGT may be a compensatory factor. According to the study, obesity in animals and humans can accentuate alcohol-induced liver damage and cell injury.



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