Study Shows Drunk Mice Can Sober Up Quickly

Study Shows Drunk Mice Can Sober Up Quickly

Who has not happened? salts of fiesta, you spend drinks and the symptoms of drunkenness They start to surface you regret your lack of control with alcohol and you want return to the comfortable sobriety right away, even though you know it’s impossible. ¿ O no?

A study published in the scientific journal ‘Cell Metabolsim’ and elaborate by various scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, has achieved reverse the state of intoxication in intoxicated mice for alcohol thanks to increased levels of one hormones that is found naturally in our body call FGF21.

According to the study, this allows “counteract the loss of consciousness and coordination caused by alcohol” in addition to “accelerate recovery from poisoning”.

satisfactory results

As the research explains, those animals that consume fruits in fermentation state have risk to be exposed al ethanol (transparent liquid that constitutes the main ingredient of alcoholic beverages) and, therefore, to experience the effects of the drunkenness. Previous studies show that FGF21 “eliminates preference for ethanol, induces drinking water to prevent dehydration, and protects against liver damage [en el hígado] induced by alcohol.” This fact demonstrates that the hormone is a great ally for counter the effects of alcohol on the body.

The experiment consisted of administering a single dose of ethanol both to genetically modified mice for not produce FGF21 and normal mice from laboratory. then as measurer of the drunken state, the scientists used the “righting reflex” of animals, that is, the ability to stand up.

The results show that, although they both lost their reflection straightening 15 to 20 minutes later of ethanol intake, those who they did not take the hormone took about another hour in recovering the righting than those who did.

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This research also shows that in mice this hormone acts on the nervous system y delete the preference by ethanol, while inducing the consumption of water.

For now, the results in mice have been satisfactory and the study concludes that “it will require further studies to determine if the antiintoxicant activity of FGF21 translates into humans“.


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