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It’s sad but true that alcohol is fattening | Letters

Booze and biology | Troubled families | Spectators braving the rain | London finance | Defunct A-levels Colin Purdom (Letters, 18 October) is mistaken in asserting that alcohol is not fattening. As any A-level biology student should be able to tell you, it is converted by the liver enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase to acetaldehyde, then by aldehyde dehydrogenase to acetic acid.
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