It is no secret that people suffering from alcoholism due to addiction suffer from liver disease. This applies to people of both sexes, but a new study conducted by experts from the University of Louisville, the evidence in favor of that in the first place, the abuse of alcohol negatively affects the liver women.
The study involved 114 volunteers with severe alcohol dependence. Among them were 71 men and 40 women. The age of participants ranged from 21 years to 65 years. Experts analyzed the level of content in the body of the study participants fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, as well as enzyme called alanine aminotransferase. The results showed that women suffering from alcoholism were more likely to develop problems with the liver, despite the fact that they drank on average less than men.
Professionals recognize that their work should not be considered as the ultimate truth though, because within its framework we have analyzed the information, only slightly more than a hundred volunteers. For comparison, in the framework of major research sometimes collects data on hundreds of thousands of people. However, even with a small sample of experts believe their results, at least, the reason for further study of the affected subjects.
Recently, in another study, experts from Germany University, found that the worsening of alcohol dependence is, including the fact that as a result of excessive alcohol consumption in humans decreases the production of enzyme known as PRDM2, which, in turn, is responsible for the ability to control own behavior and not to go on about” momentary impulses. Even some experts from the University of North Carolina at chapel hill, had previously found a correlation between alcoholism and increased activity of the chain of neurons that connects two brain areas — the extended amygdala and the ventral tegmental area.