Alcohol: Impacts on Body and Mind
In this week’s discussion, Rosa and Dave take a look at Alcohol and its impacts on the brain and body. We examine how the body breaks down alcohol, the enzymes involved, where it occurs, and how to cure methanol poisoning! They look at ethanol from a structural point of view and examine how it affects the neurons of the brain. They put special emphasis on the GABA receptors and how this can lead to addiction from prolonged intake. We look at the long-term consequences of high levels of alcohol ingestion, and how that can take a toll on the body in different ways such as atrophy of the brain and muscles, gastric problems, and pancreatitis to name just a few. At the end, we take a political turn and discuss the current refugee debacle caused by President Joffery.
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