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A group of French scientists (from the Unit of Research on Nutritional Epidemiology, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Bobigny, France; the French Institute for Prevention and Health Education, St. Denis, France; and the French National Cancer Institute) have published a paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on guidelines for drinking and the relation of alcohol to cancer.
A low level of response (LR) to alcohol is one of several genetically influenced characteristics that may increase an individual's risk for heavy drinking and alcohol problems.
Teenage girls may be more vulnerable to the long term effects of binge drinking than their male counterparts.
A study by University of Washington psychologists shows some people continue to drink heavily because of perceived positive effects, despite experiencing negative effects such as hangovers, fights and regrettable sexual situations.
A new University of Cincinnati study, the first of its kind nationally, is showing how binge drinking among adolescents and young adults could be causing serious damage to a brain thatâ€™s still under development at this age.
BETHESDA, Md., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix.
While alcohol has a wide range of pharmacological effects on the body, the brain is a primary target.
People seeking help for their alcohol or other drug problems enter treatment with very different levels of motivation to change.
Scientists have long known that people who have a close relative with alcohol problems themselves run an increased risk of starting to abuse alcohol.
Children with a family history of alcoholism (FHP) have a higher risk for becoming alcoholic themselves.
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