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VCU Researchers Identify Networks Of Genes Responding To Alcohol In The Brain

... can evaluate an individual's risk for becoming an alcoholic or suffering certain complications from alcohol," he said. Also working on the study were the University of Tennessee Health Sciences; the University of Memphis; the University of Colorado; and the University of California at San Francisco. ...

Owl genomics presents a HEPATOCHIP for diagnosis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

...mal, steatosis and NASH predisposed subjects. Non alcoholic steatohepatitis is a progressive disease of the li...ion, hepatocyte damage and inflammation resembling alcoholic hepatitis. NASH is a critical stage in the process that spans from hepatic steatosis to cirrhosis an...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

...te age-old claims advising breastfeeding moms that alcoholic beverages can improve their nursing performance, researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center report that even moderate doses of alcohol affect the hormones responsible for lactation in a counterproductive manner. "This information is important ...

Hepatitis C responds best to combo of ribavirin and interferon, study concludes

...e are infected with HCV, and in the United States, alcoholic liver disease and chronic hepatitis C are the leading causes of cirrhosis. An additional estimated 25,000 new cases of HCV occur in the United States each year. Interferons have been proven effective in treating HCV by enhancing certain cellular act...

Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics

...h permanent and transient changes may occur in the alcoholic brain. "The most important permanent structural c...chers have no control over when in their course an alcoholic can be studied in the laboratory. By contrast, animal models of alcohol dependence can be exquisitel...

Common alternative treatment for liver disease is found to be ineffective

...gnificant influence on the course of patients with alcoholic liver disease or hepatitis B or C liver disease. ...which is frequent in all stages of liver damage in alcoholic and non-alcoholic liver disease. "The ironic fact is," notes Christian Gluud of the Copenhagen Tria...

Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians

...le alcoholics were smokers, only 12 percent of the alcoholic men and eight percent of the alcoholic women smoked heavily. "And three," she noted, "at least one third are social smokers who never pr...

Variation in bitter-taste receptor gene increases risk for alcoholism

...rom 262 families, all of which have at least three alcoholic individuals. The families are participating in a national study called the Collaborative Study of the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA). COGA investigators report in the January issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics on the variation in a taste ...

Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds

...inary joys - along with fried and fatty foods, all alcoholic and carbonated beverages, tobacco and mint - and to stop eating three hours before lying down. In addition, you're advised to keep your weight under control. Those lifestyle changes coupled with antacids and various over-the-counter and prescription ...

Some people would give life or limb not to be fat

...bility of having children, be depressed, or become alcoholic rather than be obese. Five percent and four percent, respectively, said they would rather lose a limb or be blind than be overweight. "We were surprised by the sheer number of people who reported they would be willing to make major sacrifices to avo...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

...ume, and this was also the patient who had been an alcoholic for the longest time. The leader of the research, Dr Andreas Bartsch from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, said: "The core message from this study is that, for alcoholics, abstinence pays off and enables the brain to regain some substance an...

Friendly bacteria in alcoholic milkshake could fight food allergies

Feeding babies alcoholic milk may help to protect against some food allergies. Kefir, a traditional fermented drink, is consumed in Eastern Europe as a health food, and is often used to wean babies, as it is easily digested. Food allergy prevalence is especially high in chil...

Light wine intake is associated with longer life expectancy in men

...less than or equal to 20 grams per day (1 glass of alcoholic beverage contains 10 grams of alcohol, 1 ounce = ~30 mL of alcoholic beverage) compared to no alcohol intake was associated with a 36 percent lower relative risk of all-...

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