Durian Plus Alcohol can Actually Kill

by Rajashri on  September 20, 2009 at 12:25 PM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
 Durian Plus Alcohol can Actually Kill
Researchers have revealed that the age-old Asian folklore that eating durian, known as the 'king of fruits', along with alcohol can kill you, holds some truth.

John Maninang and Hiroshi Gemma from the University of Tsukuba, Japan believe that the lethal side effects might be due to stinky fruit's high sulphur content which impairs alcohol breakdown.

The experiments have shown that durian extract turned off the activity of aldehyde dehydrogenase by up to 70 per cent, reports New Scientist.

This enzyme plays a vital role in clearing toxic breakdown products.

The study appears in journal Food Chemistry.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

View All