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THE STIMULATION OF METABOLISM BY ALCOHOL

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Science  05 Apr 1929:
Vol. 69, Issue 1788, pp. 383-384
DOI: 10.1126/science.69.1788.383

Abstract

(1) The effect of ethyl alcohol, fat and protein, or the amino acids, on sugar metabolism was determined directly.

(2) It was found that alcohol stimulated sugar metabolism almost as much as fat and protein.

(3) From this it is concluded that alcohol, in addition to serving as a source of heat and energy, may also serve another function of the foodstuffs, namely, that of stimulating metabolism.