The flushing would be an indicator of increased risk caused by alcohol, in relation to suffer esophageal cancer, something that in the Asian communities is very marked, researchers reported on the hopes to increase awareness of this trait inherited expressed through the flushing.
Since it is directly related to a third of the population of Japan, China and Korea, because it offers valuable information on health.
Alcohol is a well-known risk factor for a variety of cancers, including the esophagus and more serious even.
Many people takes a little red color if drinking too much, it is a facial flushing motivated by a small amount of alcohol, which is due to a deficiency in an enzyme that helps metabolize the alcohol, called ALDH2.
People with a serious enzyme deficiency often do not drink because makes them feel very badly, in addition feel nauseated and palpitations.
But people with a partial deficiency that inherited a bad copy of the enzyme producer of genes instead of two, can increase the risk, a series of studies by Dr. Akira Yokoyama of Japan of the Center Kurihama of alcohol, found that these people have six to 10 times more likely to develop esophageal cancer, that people who drink a comparable amount, but do not have the enzyme deficiency.
Up to 8 percent of the world’s population has the enzyme deficiency, is to say that it is even a small number equally the risk is and avoid alcohol, avoid the deaths from cancer of the esophagus that could be substantially reduced, according to researchers.