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alcohol reduces vit. A conversion to retinoic acid

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#1 flipside

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 11:51 PM

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Alcohol: Ethanol can compete with retinol for alcohol dehydrogenase, leading to reduced levels of retinol oxidation to retinaldehyde and retinoic acid.
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http://www.mskcc.org...=515&tab=HC#ref


i just came across this and thought it might be of interest to some of you. i hardly drink nowadays but i was practically an alcoholic in highschool. in case you dont know, retinol is vitamin A, and retinoic acid is the same thing as accutane.


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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:53 AM

this is something to keep in mind for those who control their vitamin intake carefully.

hopefully people on accutane aren't drinking alcohol. the liver could have serious problems.




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