RONALD A. ARKY, M.D.
Older concepts that most of the clinical features of alcoholism result from derangement of hepatic or pancreatic function need to be changed. More recognition must be given to the fact that, with the oxidation of ethanol, specific pathways in the intermediary metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, and lipid are altered. Such effects may be independent of structural changes in the liver or other vital organs. In recent years several reviews concerned with the interplay between the metabolism of ethanol and that of the several foodstuffs have appeared (1, 2). In addition, ethanol induces hepatic microsomal enzyme systems and consequently may alter
ARKY RA. Spiritus Frumenti Strikes Another Sour Note. Ann Intern Med. ;78:297–298. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-2-297
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