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Q: alcohol ( No Answer,   4 Comments )
Subject: alcohol
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: brigli-ga
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Posted: 20 Oct 2006 08:56 PDT
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Question ID: 775375
What causes one to have a very adverse reaction to alcohol and others do not?
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Subject: Re: alcohol
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 20 Oct 2006 13:20 PDT
Supposedly it is genetic. If you react badly to alcohol, you are less
likely to become an alcoholic.
Subject: Re: alcohol
From: fluoro-ga on 20 Oct 2006 13:25 PDT
Race or ethnicity. 
Physical condition (weight, fitness level, etc). 
Amount of food consumed before drinking. 
How quickly the alcohol was consumed. 
Use of drugs or prescription medicines. 
Family history of alcohol problems. 

Here's a nice paper explaining the points above:

Subject: Re: alcohol
From: fluoro-ga on 20 Oct 2006 13:29 PDT
You might find this interesting also:
Subject: Re: alcohol
From: bowler-ga on 21 Oct 2006 13:31 PDT
It's also ethnic.  If you react badly to alcohol, you are less likely to be Irish.

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