Thursday, 7 August 2014

A Role for Endotoxin in Alcoholism?

Interesting news from BioDtech:

It has previously been demonstrated that biological effects of alcoholism, including liver disease, are partially due to increased bacterial translocation due to a deterioration of gut integrity.  A recent report from scientists at the University of Massachusetts demonstrates that bacterial-induced inflammation can occur in healthy individuals with single episodes of binge drinking:


Similarly, another publication from the University of Texas indicated that endotoxin-induced inflammation promotes alcohol consumption:


Taken together, these results suggest that a single episode of binge drinking could result in endotoxin-induced inflammation and promote the desire for more alcohol.

Scientists at BioDtech, Inc. have measured previously undetectable levels of endotoxin which could cause activation of the immune system.  BioDtech products are designed to more accurately detect endotoxin and remove it from proteins and DNA.

Posted by Tim Sandle