About the dangers of alcohol are known to everyone. Alcohol abuse affects the cardiovascular system, leading to diseases of the liver and other organs. Experts from China learned how to make alcohol useful for the entire body, especially liver.
In humans and animals have the gene PPP1r3G. He turns the alcohol into glycogen, necessary for normal functioning of the body. It turns out that alcohol can be processed in carbohydrates and deposited in the liver.
Scientists conducted an experiment on laboratory mice and found increased activity of the gene reduces the percentage of fat deposits in the liver and improves the functioning of the authority. It is likely that in the next few years there will be a pill or drink that stimulates the activity PPP1r3G, writes the Journal of Lipid Research.