Alcohol Safety

Category - Intoxication

Alcohol is absorbed throughout the digestive system, but where is it actually broken down and metabolized?
  1. The stomach
  2. The small intestine
  3. The stomach and the liver
  4. The liver
Answer: D - The liver is the only organ that actually breaks down and metabolizes alcohol.

Sure, alcohol is absorbed all along the digestive tract, from the mouth to the intestines. However, it is not until after it is absorbed into the bloodstream that it eventually reaches the liver and can be broken down (through a process called oxidation). This is why people can have liver problems from consuming too much alcohol on a regular basis.
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