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  • Lean body mass, age linked with alcohol elimination rates in women

    Postdoctoral fellow Neda Seyedsadjadi and professors M. Yanina Pepino and Dr. Blair Rowitz standing in front of Bevier Hall.

    New research by scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign examines blood alcohol concentrations and how obesity  and age affect the rate of absorption and elimination for women. The team included postdoctoral fellow and first author Neda Seyedsadjadi; M. Yanina Pepino, professor of food science and human nutrition; and Dr. Blair Rowitz, professor of nutritional sciences and the associate dean for clinical affairs at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach M. Yanina Pepino, call 217-300-2374; email

    The paper “Fat-free mass accounts for most of the variance in alcohol elimination rate in women” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1111/acer.15047