After boozing, the human body undergoes 2-stage-metabolic-process to break down the ethanol.
In the beginning the liver metabolises ethanol into acetaldehyde through an enzyme, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), before breaking it into acetate by aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH).
Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou observed the way a number of drinks affected the way in which the body metabolised alcohol.
They analysed 57 different drinks, which includes herbal infusions, teas, and carbonated beverages, and measured their effects on ADH and ALDH and found that each brew had a different effect. [Read more...]