Originally Posted by mtcn77
Originally Posted by looniam
if you didn't eat, just take some B1 and you'll have no worries.
That and B3 are only side effects. Not even the main harm from acetaldehyde.
niacin has nothing to do with it.
since you didn't bother to find out the cause
of your pretty pictures:
People who have been drinking large amounts of alcohol for long periods of time run the risk of developing serious and persistent changes in the brain. Damage may be a result of the direct effects of alcohol on the brain or may result indirectly, from a poor general health status or from severe liver disease.
For example, thiamine deficiency is a common occurrence in people with alcoholism and results from poor overall nutrition. Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, is an essential nutrient required by all tissues, including the brain. Thiamine is found in foods such as meat and poultry; whole grain cereals; nuts; and dried beans, peas, and soybeans. Many foods in the United States commonly are fortified with thiamine, including breads and cereals. As a result, most people consume sufficient amounts of thiamine in their diets. The typical intake for most Americans is 2 mg/day; the Recommended Daily Allowance is 1.2 mg/day for men and 1.1 mg/day for women (14).
Up to 80 percent of alcoholics, however, have a deficiency in thiamine (15), and some of these people will go on to develop serious brain disorders such as Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome (WKS) (16). WKS is a disease that consists of two separate syndromes, a short–lived and severe condition called Wernicke’s encephalopathy and a long–lasting and debilitating condition known as Korsakoff’s psychosis.
there you go. it is a poor diet not the actual consumption of alcohol
that is what you saw. if you had bothered reading the link - from the national institute of alcohol abuse and alcoholism
- it is the life style of excessive drinking over a period of years.[/B]
rule 1 of scientific inquiry: correlation does not equal causation.
an alcoholic having brain damage doesn't mean it was caused by alcohol. being an alcoholic myself - it behooves me to find out everything about my condition i can.
this isn't a pissing contest.