The Estimation of Oxidative Stress from Alcohol Use Disorders in Iraqi Population

  • Ola K. A. Alkadir Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Zuhair I. Al Mashhadani Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mona N. Al-Terehi Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Hadeel A. Al-Rrubaei Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ayad F. Alkaim Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Alcohol use disorder, Oxidative stress, Reactive oxygen species, Total antioxidants.


Alcohol is the most widely used addictive substance in the world which linked to a variety of health, economic, and societal issues, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are extremely reactive chemicals that normally expressed in tiny level during metabolic processes in the body and can damage complex biological components like lipids, proteins, or DNA, so the current study aim to detect the oxidative stress relation with alcohol level in drunks in Iraqi population, the result showed a non-significant differences were observed in age, body mass index (BMI), ROS and thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), also a Non-significant differences observed in study variables (BMI, ROS, TAO, Alcohol and duration) except the duration of abuse (p = 0.001) in the two age categories less than 30 and more than 30 years, The result of BMI showed non-significant differences about study categories, the study of mean differences of study variables belong to residence higher percent was observed in urban (77.77%) while less than in rural (22.22%) area and non-significant was observed in age, BMI, ROS, TAO, Alcohol, duration of abuse. We conclude that there were weak association between oxidative stress and alcoholic drinking, so we need further studies to understand the relationship between alcohol addiction and oxidative stress complication.