While we are talking about experiments with animals. Modification of genes has allowed scientists to change the way of processing of alcohol in laboratory mice. Instead of the formation of adipose tissue, the alcohol was transformed into glycogen, settling not only in liver but also in muscle.
Glycogen – "clean" energy for every living organism. Collected research information, scientists believe, will help in treating a number of serious diseases associated with abuse of alcohol.
Alcohol affects the liver, causing the replacement of the normal fat cells and connective tissue. Long-term consequences of cirrhosis and liver cancer. In addition, excessive consumption of alcohol reduces the elasticity of blood vessels and leads to heart disease.