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Can a thyroid imbalance effect the rate of matabolism of alcohol? if a thyroid imbalance may cause you matabolism to increase, would the same thyroid imbalance also produce more ethonal from less alcohol consumption?

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
No, : No, that is a good question, but there is no evidence in the scientific literature that shows that thyroid imbalance affects ethanol metabolism.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
No: Alcohol is metabolized at a fixed rate by enzymes in the liver that are not affected by thyroid changes.

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