As it turned out, the hair contains traces of alcohol.
Hair found compounds that might indicate the person is prone to alcoholism, reports citing .
This is indicated by recent Belgian study.
Scientists from the University of Antwerp analysed samples 40 people who were treated for alcoholism.
The results indicate that such people have a higher level of acylglucuronide and ethylsulfate in the hair than those who are not suffering from alcoholism.
These compounds are formed when destroyed in the body the alcohol remains in the hair.
The researchers believe that hair samples can be used to diagnose alcoholism.
These samples are much easier to collect, store, and transport than urine or blood.”The hair can be a biomarker of alcohol consumption, and should further explore,” said lead author Dr. Dolphin Kappel.