General interest question / alcohol metabolism

ROBERT BOOT, HERSTON MEDICAL LIBRARY mail_boot at uqvax.cc.uq.oz.au
Sun Feb 20 18:20:34 EST 1994


In article <Pine.3.05.9402182232.A9203-9100000 at ccu.umanitoba.ca>, guia at CC.UManitoba.CA (Antonio Guia) writes:
> On 18 Feb 1994, Paul Schlosser wrote:
>> Drinking alcohol causes induction of cytochrome P450 2E1 (in the liver),
>> a principle enzyme in alcohol metabolism.  So as your average consumption
>> goes up, so does your metabolism.
> 
> That being the case, why do alcoholics get drunk on less alcohol than the
> first time drinkers?

They don't. 
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