Liver damage is one of the most common problems associated with regular consumption of alcohol but a team of American researchers could have found a solution to the problem, a new study published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology reveals. According to the study, researchers at University of California have developed a pill that lowers the blood alcohol concentration (BAC), thereby preventing excess damage to the liver. The researchers conducted their study on a group of mice and found that those who were given two enzymes had lower BAC and lived a healthier life compared to the mice that were given just one enzyme. Lead researcher Yunfeng Lu revealed that intoxication was reduced by 10 percent during the first hour of drinking and was further reduced by a third overnight. He added that the pill could help prevent organ damage caused by excessive drinking. "Excessive consumption and abuse of alcohol are associated with a range of organ injuries and social problems", he said. Source: Medindia << Neurologist Study the Connections Between Neurons in the Br... Thousands Marry in First 'post-Moon' Mass Wedding in South ... >> Recommended Reading Bubbles and Brews - Alcohol Facts There is more to alcohol than mere intoxication. Infamous because of its social abuse but indispensable because of its many industrial applications. READ MORE Alcohol Addiction and Women Social drinking amongst women has become a fad. Stop it before it finishes you. READ MORE Alcoholic Liver Disease Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Alcoholic Liver Disease. READ MORE Clinical Trials - Different Phases of the trial Clinical trials serve as a vital component for improving the treatment of medical conditions as they lead to higher standards of patient care. READ MORE Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Current Treatments for Liver Cancer (also known as hepatoma or hepatocellular carcinoma) can result in complete cure of the disease if it is detected early. READ MORE Drug Toxicity Drug toxicity is an adverse reaction of the body towards a drug that results as a side effect of a drug, reaction to a drug or drug abuse. READ MORE Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of liver dysfunction worldwide and is a rapidly growing health problem in India. READ MORE Hepatitis A Hepatitis A is the most benign of the hepatitis viruses and usually has no long term side effects. Hepatitis A vaccine is available that is 95% effective in preventing the disease. READ MORE Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? The risk of dying as a result of a living donor liver segment removal is between 0.2-2.0%. The risk of morbidity is anywhere between 1.3% (in highly experienced centers) to 60%. READ MORE Milk Thistle Milk Thistle is a resourceful natural plant which has many medicinal benefits. In herbal medication milk thistle is used in cases of liver diseases. READ MORE Wilson's Disease This is a rare inherited systemic disorder of copper metabolism, affecting the liver mainly before other organs. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Vent Forte (Theophylline) Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Drug ToxicityHepatitis AClinical Trials - Different Phases of the trialSignature Drug ToxicityLiverWilson's DiseaseMilk ThistleCurrent Treatments for Liver CancerFatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in IndiaLiving Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks?