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‘Asian Glow’ May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Suggests

Asian glow

Individuals who often drink alcohol and then experience facial redness following consumption (aka “Asian glow”) may be more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.

A research team at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that the redness, caused by a mutation in mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2), increases damage in cells in mice and patients with Alzheimer’s disease.