Fri November 25, 2011 By: Manashvini B Baskaran

What does alcohol get converted to in liver?

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Fri November 25, 2011
In liver alcohol is turned into acetaldehyde.
Acetaldehyde can combine with the liver cell membrane to form a new antigen, which stimulates the immune system to produce autoimmune reactions. The metabolism of alcohol can also cause unusually high consumption of the oxygen, which becomes a metabolism disorder of the liver. This in turn causes fat deposits, degeneration, and necrosis of liver cells. 
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