Alcohol Abuse - Access PubMed Research About Glutathione Here!
Alcohol abuse is a topic that has several facets to it. This page will focus specifically on manifestations in the body that chronic alcohol abuse may present, as it relates to
and published research.
Interestingly, the Food and Drug Administration has provided information online that tells us which substances deplete or lower your protective glutathione levels.
Not surprisingly, alcohol is on this list. You can view the complete list, which also includes smoking, caffeine,
radiation, and drugs,
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Since alcohol depletes glutathione, it's a good idea to consume it in moderation, if at all. As a consequence of this glutathione depleting effect, those that are dealing with excessive alcohol intake often are very deficient in glutathione. How is this manifested in medical studies?
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A recent search on PubMed revealed 309 results for "alcohol abuse glutathione". I have chosen 10 of these studies for you to view directly here. All of these open in a new window, and closing the window will bring you back to this page.
Ferreira Seiva FR, Amauchi JF, Ribeiro Rocha KK, Souza GA, Ebaid GX, Burneiko RM, Novelli EL.
Department of Clinical and Cardiology, School of Medicine, São Paulo State University, UNESP, 18618-000, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.
Moreno Otero R, Cortés JR.
Servicio de Digestivo, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain.
In conclusion, we can see from these studies that there is a relationship between alcohol abuse and reduced glutathione levels. Alcohol is a known glutathione depleting agent. Lifestyle factors which may include alcoholism, obesity, and also our inadequate diet, contribute to increasing levels of
This is potentially associated with an increased risk of developing age-related pathologies such as
As a matter of prevention, it is necessary to maintain high glutathione levels to protect against oxidative stress.
Published studies have linked the development and severity of
acute respiratory distress syndrome
with a history of alcohol abuse. In clinical studies, this association has been centered on depletion of pulmonary glutathione and subsequent chronic oxidative stress.
Many patients with chronic alcohol abuse are also malnourished.
intervention may be effective to improve alcoholic liver disease. A balanced diet, vitamin supplements, and therapy with
in order to recover depleted glutathione levels are recommended. It is important that those dealing with alcoholism have a multi-faceted approach involving nutrition and
to help resolve the negative health effects of alcohol abuse.
Dr. Jimmy Gutman is the world's most published author on the subject of glutathione. His current bestseller is entitled "Glutathione - Your Key To Health."