Published in Blood Weekly, March 16th, 2000
When red blood cells from 30 male alcoholics were mixed with the two compounds - found in skeletal and heart muscles and in the central nervous system - the compounds prevented alcohol's assault on red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, allowing the cells to keep their typical healthy shapes. The study, published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, was conducted by scientists at Ohio University and in Russia.
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