Latest Alcohol consumption Stories

2014-08-07 15:46:41

BMJ-British Medical Journal Trend more likely among those living in urban areas and poorer households The proportion of men who start to drink alcohol in their teens has surged more than threefold over the past few decades in India, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Those living in urban areas and poorer households are more likely to start drinking at an early age, the findings show. Studies from high-income countries have...

2014-06-05 14:34:24

University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Even before conception, a son's vulnerability for alcohol use disorders could be shaped by a father who chronically drinks to excess, according to a new animal study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online Wednesday in PLOS ONE, show male mice that were chronically exposed to alcohol before breeding had male offspring that were less likely to consume alcohol and were more sensitive to its...

2014-01-15 14:35:52

New study reveals a continuing public health disaster A new study published in the scientific journal Addiction by the Pan American Health Organization, a branch of the World Health Organization, has measured the number and pattern of deaths caused by alcohol consumption in 16 North and Latin American countries. The study reveals that between 2007 and 2009, alcohol was a 'necessary' cause of death (i.e., death would not have occurred in the absence of alcohol consumption) in an average of...

James Bond Alcoholic
2013-12-13 15:09:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A week ago, I penned an article for redOrbit about the potential effects of alcohol and how it could be responsible for extending telomere length, prolonging the life of cells and possibly leading to increased longevity. Of course, moderation would be key to that equation, and new research centered on everyone’s favorite super spy explains why too much of a good thing is not necessarily a good thing. There’s never been a...

2013-12-10 10:38:38

According to a new study, a novel composite measure consisting of 29 alcohol policies demonstrates that a strong alcohol policy environment is a protective factor against binge drinking in the U.S. The study was led by researchers at the Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health and Boston Medical Center (BMC), and is published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Binge drinking is a common and risky pattern of alcohol consumption that...

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