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Alcohol shrinks brain

... their 30s, Dr.Kubota said. The good news is that alcoholic brain damage is partly reversible. Individuals who give up the bottle can recover brain volume and boost blood flow. The researchers estimate that aging accounts for about 30% of brain shrinkage and heavy alcohol consumption for about 10%....

Cirrhosis linked to genes

...a strong immune response are those at most risk of alcoholic liver disease," Dr Day told the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting in Dallas....

Drink alcohol for intelligence

...nese research. It is thought that an ingredient of alcoholic drinks may help prevent or restrict the hardening of the arteries which could lessen blood flow to the brain. // However, there are other factors linked to moderate alcohol consumption which could also be linked to improved IQ. The researchers, at...

Moderate alcohol consumption protects against dementia

...dementia. There is even a medical condition called alcoholic dementia. Scientists at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, conducted a six-year study of 5,395 people aged 55 and over who did not have signs of dementia. Everyone was categorized according to how much they drank. Four or more glasses...

Drinking adequate amounts of water

...drinks also contribute to water balance as do weak alcoholic drinks like beer. Drinking 8 by 8 could even be dangerous or unhealthy. Water, believe it or not, can be intoxicating. If you drink more than you can excrete, your brain could swell - as has happened to athletes and people taking the drug Ecstasy. ...

Role of wives of Alcoholics

...s suggests the characteristics of women married to alcoholic men may play a role in the problem. Clinical and E...to look at the onset and course of problems in the alcoholic male as well as behavioral and psychological problems in the children....

Women on HRT should avoid alcohol

...isk of developing breast cancer// if they consumed alcoholic beverages. The study polled more than 44,000 wome...d the risk. Comparing women who drank at least one alcoholic beverage per day, those who used HRT for more than 5 years were nearly twice as likely than non-HRT ...

smoking and drinking lead to cancer

...nce in patients who smoked and drank more than one alcoholic drink a day. Among non-smokers and non-drinkers, beta-carotene was associated with a 44 per cent decrease in the risk of polyp recurrence. The researchers also warned their findings have broad implications for people who use beta-carotene supplements...

Troubled Childhood found to affect your Liver

...s more than seven-times higher for people who were alcoholic or injection drug users. The risk for liver disease was also 1.6-times higher in those who reported risky sexual behavior. According to researchers, “Persons with a history of alcoholism as well as injection drug use had more than 10-times greater li...

Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment

... the children either had a father or uncle with an alcoholic disorder. Thus researchers found those children ...er with the passing of time, those at low-risk for alcoholic disorders would eventually adapt a pattern of nonproblematic drinking. Conversely, those at higher r...

Alcohol Dependence Gene Identified

...esults from a study // involving 262 families with alcoholic members all were assessed for three genes in an ar...r, many factors are likely involved in becoming an alcoholic and just inheriting the right genes is only part of the picture.One reason it is so difficult to fin...

Beer Found To Be Effective In Fighting Cardiovascular Disease

Latest researcher show that a few alcoholic beverages a month may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in men // with high blood pressure. Researchers found weekly and daily drinkers in their study had a significantly lower risk of death by nearly 30 percent when compared to n...

Troubled Childhood found to affect your Liver

...s more than seven-times higher for people who were alcoholic or injection drug users. The risk for liver disease was also 1.6-times higher in those who reported risky sexual behavior. According to researchers, “Persons with a history of alcoholism as well as injection drug use had more than 10-times greater li...

The Use Of Antioxidants To Diminish Effects of Alcohol During Pregnancy Questioned

...tatus of alcoholics isn’t the best, people who are alcoholic by definition can’t control their drinking and oft...Researchers say the idea of adding antioxidants to alcoholic beverages has been proposed as a way of helping women who are unable to quit drinking during pregnan...

Heavy Drinking Can Increase Stroke Risk

A new study shows men who consume three or more alcoholic drinks a day are more likely to suffer a stroke. An ischemic stroke develops // when an artery in the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. Researchers studied more than 38,000 participants for 14 years. The male participants responded to a detaile...

Heredity Can Decide Your Drinking Habits

...e reduces this feeling of elation derived from the alcoholic drink and thus the person will not enjoy his drink as much as the person who will from effects of a less strong gene. According to Dr Marcus Munafo of Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol and the lead scientist for the rese...

Cutting down on alcohol may reduce cigarette craving

...abstinence from alcohol. The study found out those alcoholic beverages increases the desire to smoke considerably in people. The study says that even while drinking alone, smokers find it pleasurable to smoke more when under the influence of the alcohol, giving proof to the fact that alcohol intake does increa...

Women may be more at risk of liver injury from alcohol

...m mild to severe, like fat buildup in liver cells, alcoholic hepatitis due to liver inflammation, cirrhosis of the liver etc. researchers used bacterial translocation and blood endotoxin levels in rats to decide on the degree of injury to the liver and intestines. Results of the study show that female rats t...

Alcohol more harmful to women

...n Mannheim, concludes that women appear to develop alcoholic brain damage more rapidly than men.// The study al... as well. The experimental group consisted of 42 alcoholic women and 34 alcoholic men who had been admitted for 6 weeks of in-hospital treatment. As the contro...

“Alcohol” To “Cancer”: I Hereby Invite You To Join Me At The Earlest

...human saliva during alcohol consumption. Drinking alcoholic beverages has already been linked to an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal cancer and other types of cancer. Source: Indo-Asian News Service Medindia on Alcoholism: Man has always enjoyed getting intoxicated. Alcohol has always been an im...

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