Demystifying Medicine Video

We all have that one friend who doesn’t seem to get drunk no matter how much they drink. Wonder why alcohol tolerance differs so drastically? Watch us explain how our body processes alcohol and discover what factors are involved in determining our tolerance towards alcohol.
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Author Details


  • Baraona, E., Abittan, C. S., Dohmen, K., Moretti, M., Pozzato, G., Chayes, Z. W., ... & Lieber, C. S. (2001). Gender differences in pharmacokinetics of alcohol. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 25(4), 502-507.
  • Pikaar, N. A., Wedel, M., & Hermus, R. J. J. (1988). Influence of several factors on blood alcohol concentrations after drinking alcohol. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 23(4), 289-297.
  • Jones, A. W., Jönsson, K. Å., & Kechagias, S. (1997). Effect of high‐fat, high‐protein, and high‐carbohydrate meals on the pharmacokinetics of a small dose of ethanol. British journal of clinical pharmacology, 44(6), 521-526.

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