Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Your Gut Bacteria?

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Alcohols are used to disinfect things all the time, which makes drinking them sound bad for the helpful critters in your gut. But, turns out, drinking in moderation could actually be good for your microbiome. Host: Michael Aranda We're conducting a survey of our viewers! If you have time, please give us feedback: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Hosted by: ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: KSam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.pharmtox.39.1.127?journalCode=pharmtox www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2539099/ onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2004.tb09938.x/full www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713514004411 www.foodsafety.gov/poisoning/causes/bacteriaviruses/index.html www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=2195 www.jstor.org/stable/3702740 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK7670/ academic.oup.com/nutritionreviews/article-abstract/71/7/483/1807403/Ethanol-metabolism-and-its-effects-on-the ajcn.nutrition.org/content/95/6/1323.long ; www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/22/1/99/htm www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924224410001068 www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.2014.904763 pubs.rsc.org/-/content/articlelanding/2016/fo/c5fo00886g/unauth#!divAbstract link.springer.com/article/10.2478/s11536-007-0048-9 pubs.rsc.org/-/content/articlehtml/2016/fo/c6fo00218h journals.lww.com/epidem/Abstract/2001/03000/Alcohol_as_a_Gastric_Disinfectant__The_Complex.13.aspx www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/90168 pmj.bmj.com/content/77/905/172.short www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1521691803000349 www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4590619/ www.mdpi.com/2218-273X/5/4/2573/htm www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1374273/ link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-30361-1_12 ---------- Images: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Galenus.jpg remf.dartmouth.edu/images/bacteriaSEM/source/1.html commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clostridium_perfringens.jpg

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