Flashcards in Alcohol and nutrition Deck (7)
Alcohol is only absorbed in the small intestine.
20% is absorbed in the stomach
Why does food decrease peak Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)?
-food slows down gastric emptying
-feeding increases portal blood flow - faster metabolism
-first pass metabolism in the liver increase due to slower and prolonged absorption
How many calories are obtained from a gram of alcohol?
What roles does Thiamine (vitamine B1) play in the body?
What cancers do alcohol predispose to? (6)
How does alcohol affect blood glucose?
-interferes with insulin, glucagon and hypoglycaemic medication