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The body converts alcohol into acetaldehyde, a toxin that can damage DNA, before processing it into an energy source, according to Ketan J. Patel, the lead author of the study, published earlier this month in the journal Nature.
Here’s how Spizuoco breaks down alcohol’s affects on your skin: Toxic Byproducts First, the body metabolizes the alcohol from an enzyme in the liver, which releases a byproduct called acetaldehyde.
The drug blocks a form of the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH), which helps the body metabolize alcohol; drinking while taking disulfiram leads to an extremely unpleasant, and occasionally fatal, constellation of hangover-like symptoms.
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