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How risky is it for a someone who experiences Asian glow when drinking to drink on a regular basis?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Asian glow

Research has shown that a 'asian glow' is indicative of aldh2 [acetaldehyde dehydrogenase ] deficiency, & those affected who drink 2 beers/day have 6-10 times the risk of developing esophageal cancer as a drinker not deficient in the enzyme.
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In brief: Asian glow

Research has shown that a 'asian glow' is indicative of aldh2 [acetaldehyde dehydrogenase ] deficiency, & those affected who drink 2 beers/day have 6-10 times the risk of developing esophageal cancer as a drinker not deficient in the enzyme.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Brooks PJ, Enoch M-A, Goldman D, Li T-K, Yokoyama A (2009). "The Alcohol Flushing Response: An Unrecognized Risk Factor for Esophageal Cancer from Alcohol Consumption". Public Library of Science Medicine 6 (3): e50.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
6-10 times increased risk is quite significant & should not be ignored. see doc if develop pain/difficulty eating/swallowing, choking, lump in throat, throwing up undigested food
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