Why is it that alcoholism affects a person's liver?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 1, 2020, 11:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
When you drink alcohol, it is absorbed into the bloodstream from the stomach and intestines. All blood from the stomach and intestines first goes through the liver before circulating around the whole body. So, the highest concentration of alcohol is in the blood flowing through the liver.
Liver cells contain enzymes (chemicals) which process (metabolise) alcohol. The enzymes break down alcohol into other chemicals which in turn are then broken down into ...
This solution of 282 words explains how alcohol affects a person's liver.