Did you know?
- The commonest abnormal reaction like flushing, increased heart ate and reduced blood pressure due to genetic impairment in the alcohol metabolism is seen in persons from an oriental background. This is referred as ‘oriental flushing syndrome’. This response is due to increased levels of acetaldehyde in the blood and due to impaired breakdown of alcohol caused by Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) deficiency. Approximately 50% of Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans are deficient in ALDH, and this has been reported to be protective against the development of alcoholism.
- A white wine will usually contain higher levels of sulfur dioxide than a red wine, and the sweeter the wine the more sulfites it will contain. Someone with a sulfur dioxide allergy will probably experience less of a reaction from a full-bodied red wine than from a white wine because the red has a lower sulfite content.
- Alcohol triggers Vasomotor Rhinitis -is the medical term for inflammation of the nasal mucosa.
- In a study conducted the histamine amount was found in the following levels in alcohol beverages:
- 3-120 micrograms/l – in white wine
- 15-670 microg/l – in champagnes
- 60-3800 microg /l – in red wines and
- 21-305 microg/l – in beers