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2012-11-20 15:50:13

Critique 096: Frequency of alcohol consumption and cardiovascular risk factors: implications for drinking guidelines 20 November 2012 The purpose of this paper was to examine whether drinkers who consume lower-risk amounts on more frequent occasions have favorable risk factor profiles compared with those who drink more per occasion but less frequently. The authors also discuss implications for the larger debate about the limitations of non-randomized studies about 'moderate' drinking and...

Alcohol During Pregnancy Affects Childs IQ
2012-11-15 12:15:14

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Bristol and the University of Oxford recently showed that drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy could affect a child´s IQ level. In the research project, the scientists studied more than 4,000 mothers and their children. These subjects were part of the children of the 90s study (ALSPAC). The study was considered the first of its kind, as past studies have focused on...

2012-11-09 13:57:28

-Young adult women are engaging in heavy drinking behavior in greater numbers. -A new study has looked at the influence of impulsivity-related traits and drinking motives on symptoms of alcohol dependence (AD) among college women in their first semester. -Findings indicate an impulsivity trait called 'negative urgency' can predict increases in AD symptoms. An increasing number of women entering young adulthood engage in heavy drinking behavior, placing them at risk of developing alcohol...

2012-11-05 12:25:44

DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol consumption is more socially acceptable than ever before. In fact, 17.6 million people abuse alcohol or have an alcohol dependency.[1] Yet many do not realize there are health problems associated with drinking alcohol in moderation. According to Caron Treatment Centers, a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment, alcohol should be regarded as a substance with serious health risks. "There is a...

Moderate Drinking Bad For Brain Health
2012-10-26 12:09:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There have been numerous scientific studies that show how a glass or two of red wine can help promote cardiovascular and brain health. However, a new study by Rutgers University indicates that there is a fine line between moderate and binge drinking. The study published in the journal Neuroscience found that moderate to binge drinking significantly reduces the structural integrity of the adult brain. “Moderate drinking...

2012-10-21 04:01:50

Binge drinking dangers highlighted. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 20, 2012 A study from the scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that binge-drinking causes marked brain damage. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, focused on two groups of rats, the first of which were given alcohol to drink daily. The second group was restricted to drinking three times per week, every other day. The group of rats, whose drinking was restricted...

Underage Drinking Leads To Heavier Drinking Later
2012-10-19 14:54:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Drinking alcohol at a younger age can lead to drinking more and stronger alcohol, as well as a risk of developing an addiction. Researchers published a study in The Spanish Journal of Psychology that looked at the behaviors of young people who drink. The scientists gathered data from 6,009 young people between the ages of 14 and 25, from 2007 to 2009, and in three Spanish cities. "The general tendency is to think that...

Effects Of Binge Drinking Include Brain Impairment In Just Months
2012-10-16 18:32:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bill Cosby was on to something when he addressed this country´s propensity for binge drinking. Speaking in his ℠Bill Cosby, Himself´ special from 1983, he said, “It's always strange. I've had a lot of people work for me, and I've found out it's a funny thing that you give them Saturday and Sunday off, and they work so hard to get to those two days and those are the two days that they totally destroy...

2012-10-13 04:02:43

Co Occurring Disorder & Alcohol Treatment Expert Dr. A.R. Mohammad Set To Educate Public About Alcohol Awareness Among Older Drinkers At Approaching Town Hall Malibu, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top alcohol rehab and addiction treatment centers in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, announced today that he and his...

2012-10-09 20:18:59

Some people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may be at increased risk of problem drinking–though much may depend on race and gender, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers found that of nearly 14,000 U.S. adults surveyed, those living in low-income neighborhoods were generally more likely to be non-drinkers than were people in affluent neighborhoods. That was not true, however, of black and Hispanic men. And...