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Subjective responses to alcohol and development of alcohol use disorder

10/01/2021
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Increase in pleasurable effects of alcohol over time can predict alcohol use disorder. sciencedaily.com. January 05, 2021. New research challenges existing dogma that higher tolerance for stimulating and rewarding effects of alcohol leads to addiction. Summary: A new study following young adult drinkers for 10 years has found that individuals who reported the highest sensitivity […]



Binge alcohol is more injurious to liver in female than in male rats, study

20/08/2019
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Binge drinking may be more damaging to women. sciencedaily.com. August 19, 2019. Female rats more susceptible to liver injury after three binge drinking episodes. Summary: In a recently published study examining the effects of binge drinking on rats, researchers discovered that female rats who were of equal age and weight to male rats were more […]



Heavy use of alcohol among adolescents can slow the rate of growth in developing brains

02/04/2019
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Brain growth inhibited by heavy alcohol use. eurekalert.org. April 01, 2019. Heavy use of alcohol among adolescents and young adults is not only dangerous in its own right, but new research in nonhuman primates shows that it can actually slow the rate of growth in developing brains. ‘Binge drinking’: una sóla no alcanza (Sertox) The […]


Study among the first to suggest moderate drinking harms, rather than protects, heart health

10/03/2019
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Moderate alcohol consumption linked with high blood pressure. sciencedaily.com. March 7, 2019. Study among the first to suggest moderate drinking harms, rather than protects, heart health. Summary: A study of more than 17,000 US adults shows that moderate alcohol consumption — seven to 13 drinks per week — substantially raises one’s risk of high blood […]


Changes in genes are associated with greater subjective and behavioral motivation for alcohol

14/02/2019
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Heavy drinking may change DNA, leading to increased craving for alcohol. sciencedaily.com. January 29, 2019. Genetic vicious cycle may reinforce risky drinking behavior.Summary: Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater craving for alcohol, according to a new study. ‘Binge drinking’: una sóla no alcanza (Sertox) Binge and […]


Global status report on alcohol and health 2018, by WHO

22/09/2018

1 in 20 deaths globally is a result of alcohol use. By Nina Avramova. cnn.com. September 21, 2018. Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization.Watch in PDF format: Global status report on alcohol and health, 2018  […]


There is no safe level of drinking alcohol, concludes a new study

27/08/2018

No safe level of alcohol, new study concludes. sciencedaily.com. August 24, 2018. Three million deaths in 2016 were attributed to alcoho. Summary: There is no safe level of drinking alcohol, concludes a new study. It shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in […]




Risk thresholds for alcohol consumption, study in Lancet

14/04/2018

Consuming more than five drinks a week could shorten your life. sciencedaily.com. April 13, 2018. Even moderate alcohol drinking linked to heart and circulatory diseases, study finds. Summary: Regularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research. The study shows that drinking more alcohol […]


Contribution of alcohol use disorders to the burden of dementia in France 2008–13, study

23/02/2018
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Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia. sciencedaily.com. February 20, 2018. Summary: Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in […]


Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities, study

06/02/2018

Children affected by prenatal drinking more numerous than previously estimated. eurekalert.org. February 06, 2018. Findings suggest rates of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may be similar to autism spectrum disorders. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a significant number of children across four regions in the United States were determined to […]


Two commonly used drugs can repair damage caused by alcohol in utero, study

21/07/2017
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Reversing fetal alcohol damage after birth: Study offers hope. sciencedaily.com. July 18, 2017. Two commonly used drugs can repair damage caused by alcohol in utero. Two commonly used drugs erased the learning and memory deficits caused by fetal alcohol exposure when the drugs were given after birth, thus potentially identifying a treatment for the disorder, […]



About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome

20/01/2017

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Global Problem: Report. By Robert Preidt. medline.plus. January 17, 2017. Countries with highest alcohol use during pregnancy include Belarus, Britain, Denmark, Ireland and Russia. About 119,000 children worldwide are born each year with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), a new report finds.The syndrome refers to a group of conditions that include poor […]


A study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions

04/01/2017

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks. By Randy Dotinga. medlineplus.gov.January 03, 2017. Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers say. A new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost their risk of three cardiac conditions: atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure. The possible […]


During the holiday season, alcohol-related accidents and deaths are a part of the festivities

13/12/2016

Alcohol Can Be a Risky Guest at Holiday Parties. By Mary Elizabeth Dallas. medlineplus.gov. December 11, 2016. Don’t pressure people to drink and make sure those who are imbibing have a designated driver.During the holiday season, gatherings and parties are a part of the festivities. Unfortunately, so are alcohol-related accidents and deaths.Many people who attend […]


A blood test on future mothers may help identify infants at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

14/11/2016

Blood Test May Spot Babies at Risk for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. By Robert Preidt. medlineplus.gov. November 09, 2016. Study singled out infants who showed physical, mental signs of exposure. A blood test on expectant mothers may help identify infants at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. Fetal alcohol spectrum […]



If you are drinking, the people around you can influence how drunk you think you are

16/09/2016
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Drunk as the Company You Keep?. By Robert Preidt. medlineplus.gov.* September 14, 2016. Perceptions of your intoxication influenced by how much those around you are drinking, study finds. If you’re drinking, the people around you can influence how drunk you think you are, a new British study suggests.Researchers assessed more than 1,800 drinkers, average age […]


Heavy drinking may increase the risk of lung problems, a new study suggests

09/08/2016
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Heavy Drinking Might Harm the Lungs. By Robert Preidt. medlineplus.gov. August 05, 2016. Alcohol appears to reduce levels of a protective respiratory gas, study finds.  Heavy drinking may increase the risk of lung problems, a new study suggests. "Alcohol appears to disrupt the healthy balance in the lung," said study lead author Dr. Majid Afshar, […]



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