Navigation Links
Study reveals possible brain damage in young adult binge-drinkers
Date:6/27/2011

tors and possibly altering the ways in which the brain is still growing," he says.

The findings affect a significant population. A publication from the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 42 percent of young American adults between 18 and 25 have engaged in binge drinking.

McQueeny adds that the depressant effects of alcohol emerge later in life, so for young adults, the effect of alcohol can be very stimulating and activate tolerance over time.

"In the past, in terms of what's known about the physical toll of alcohol, the focus on neurobiology has been in pathological populations and adult populations who were disproportionately male, so there was a significant gap in research in terms of when people started risky drinking. We're looking at developmental aspects at an age when binge drinking rates are highest, and we're also looking at gender effects," says McQueeny. "There might actually be indications of early micro-structural damage without the onset of pathological symptoms such as abuse, or dependence on alcohol."

McQueeny's advisor, UC Psychology Professor Krista Lisdahl Medina, served as senior author on the paper. She adds, "Our preliminary evidence has found a correlation between increased abstinence of binge drinking and recovery of gray matter volume in the cerebellum. Additional research examining brain recovery with abstinence is needed."

In terms of educating young adults about responsible drinking, Medina says there appear to be better efforts about communicating the dangers of drinking and driving. "However, people can still be doing damage to their brain as a result of the prevalence and acceptance of binge drinking. There is also evidence that drinking below the binge level may be less harmful," she says.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dawn Fuller
dawn.fuller@uc.edu
513-556-1823
University of Cincinnati
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Despite Treatment, Employees with Depression Generate Higher Absentee Costs, According to Thomson Reuters Study
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Study Reveals Kettlebells Provide Powerful Workout in Short Amount of Time
3. TV drama can be more persuasive than news program, study finds
4. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
5. Neuroimaging study may pave way for effective Alzheimers treatments
6. Study finds racial gaps continue in heart disease awareness
7. Luth Researchs IndicatorEDG(TM) Study Finds Americans Hopes of Achieving Their Dreams Are Fading
8. First blinded study of venous insufficiency prevalence in MS shows promising results
9. Soothing infants with food focus of childhood obesity study
10. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
11. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report: Study Finds Racial Gaps Continue in Heart Disease Awareness, Low Knowledge of Heart Attack Warning Signs Among Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/22/2014)... of Hematology (ASH) will present the Society,s highest honor, ... in Hematology, to Kanti R. Rai, MD, of the ... for his 50-year career combining landmark clinical leukemia research, ... care. , The Wallace H. Coulter Award for ... who has been a vital contributor to the field ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Washington DC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... in USA, launched updated payment app for Forte Payment ... credit, debit and ACH payments on iPhone, iPod and ... 2013 and has been recently updated by SIMpalm. This ... support; app is currently supported on iOS 4.3 and ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... American Conference on Lung Cancer (LALCA 2014) will be ... , Lung Cancer is still the leading cause of ... on the success of the previous conferences in Chile, ... discuss the science and advances in the treatment and ... Latin America in particular. , With tobacco being the ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... The Pennsylvania judge overseeing hundreds ... in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas won’t ... cases alleging the medication caused plaintiffs to develop ... In an Order dated July 18, 2014, Judge ... certify the matter for an immediate appeal to ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... The market for botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) ... owing to novel medical indications created and due to ... societies where physical appearance is extremely valued. Although the ... competitors, new companies and technologies are setting ground for ... put the price of 1st-gen products under pressure, only ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 2Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 3Health News:ASH honors Kanti R. Rai, M.D., with Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement 4Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 2Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Botulinum Neurotoxins Marketplace Analysed in New La Merie Publishing Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:Botulinum Neurotoxins Marketplace Analysed in New La Merie Publishing Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 3Health News:Botulinum Neurotoxins Marketplace Analysed in New La Merie Publishing Report Available at MarketPublishers.com 4
... Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO of the American Academy of ... meeting of ear, nose, and throat doctors in the world, ... more than 305 scientific research sessions, 594 posters, and several ... a unique opportunity for journalists from around the world to ...
... graduate student Brian Zikmund-Fisher was forced into the toughest choice ... few years or endure a bone marrow transplant that could ... now an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School ... After nine months of blood transfusions, a bone marrow match ...
... By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, ... smile. What wasn,t to like about a break in the ... and fun? Now fast-forward to your adult life. What ... Some medical experts think it,s not only a good idea ...
... to indicate a racial disparity in the psychological abuse ... African American seniors could be twice as likely to ... also revealed that African American elders could be up ... the survey results in The Gerontologist, the ...
... there may be a way to predict, based on individual ... the investigational new drug tivozanib. This is possible, the ... a new way of creating animal tumor models that mimic ... these studies, they have found a single biomarker that may ...
... Jewish Health has received a US patent for a ... bubble to deliver an antigen and DNA adjuvant. Chairman ... Health Professor of Medicine Steve Dow, PhD, developed the ... of an infectious organism, generally work fine by themselves. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2010 AAO-HNSF miniseminars: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 2Health News:2010 AAO-HNSF miniseminars: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 3Health News:Doctors need to help patients prepare better for health decisions 2Health News:Doctors need to help patients prepare better for health decisions 3Health News:Adding Recess to the Workday Gains Backers 2Health News:Adding Recess to the Workday Gains Backers 3Health News:Adding Recess to the Workday Gains Backers 4Health News:African-American seniors at twice the risk for mental abuse, 5 times for financial exploitation 2Health News:African-American seniors at twice the risk for mental abuse, 5 times for financial exploitation 3Health News:Novel biomarker may predict response to new VEGF receptor inhibitor 2
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... 2014 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, ... webcast will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, ... To participate in the call, please dial ... A rebroadcast of the teleconference will be available for ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The National Space Biomedical Research ... for Space Radiation Research (CSRR) under the leadership of ... Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences within the University of ... of Radiation Health. She is located in ... team of investigators working across four U.S. institutions, to ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... Resources Group finds that the market for interventional cardiology (IC) ... stagnant at a value of around $80 million through 2022. ... volumes are growing faster in Canada ... United States and Europe . ... penetration of PCI procedures relative to coronary artery bypass graft ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cumberland Pharmaceuticals To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results On August 5, 2014 2Boerma Led UAMS Team to Establish NSBRI's Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR) 2Boerma Led UAMS Team to Establish NSBRI's Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR) 3The Canadian Interventional Cardiology Device Market Will Remain Relatively Stagnant Through 2022 at Around $80 Million 2The Canadian Interventional Cardiology Device Market Will Remain Relatively Stagnant Through 2022 at Around $80 Million 3
... Meghan Lopresto, VP, Sales Force Automation Analytics at The ... Vaccines, will be co-presenting their expertise in interactive selling ... in Philadelphia. The conference is a ... and medical affairs professionals to discuss novel approaches to ...
... -- In 2012, Fi Asia-China, Hi & Ni ... food & beverage shows in China, will take ... Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), organized by ... ) (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/04/19/20100419602891.jpg ) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:The CementBloc and Novartis Vaccines to Jointly Present Top Considerations in Interactive Selling at the 11th Annual iPharmaConnect 2Fi Asia-China, Hi & Ni China is Ready for Return on June 2012 in Shanghai 2
For support, strength and control in your interventions, the RunWay Guide Catheter's large lumen and high-performance design represents a new era in guide catheters....
For support, strength and control in your interventions, the RunWay Guide Catheter's large lumen and high-performance design represents a new era in guide catheters....
... 20-year history, the VOYAGER RX Dilatation Catheter ... outcomes. It combines a new low profile, ... shaft,more flexible markers, and short taper balloon ... tortuous anatomy with even greater confidence, opening ...
... developed over Guidants 20-year history, the VOYAGER ... for successful treatment outcomes. It combines a ... a lower profile shaft,more flexible markers, and ... cross tight and tortuous anatomy with even ...
Medicine Products: