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2013-10-07 12:06:28

Physicians have long observed that binge drinking can significantly impair the healing process following a bone fracture. Now a study by Loyola University Medical Center researchers is providing insights into how alcohol slows healing on the cellular and molecular levels. The findings could lead to treatments to improve bone healing in alcohol abusers, and possibly non-drinkers as well. Roman Natoli, MD, PhD, will present findings Oct. 6 during the American Society for Bone and Mineral...

2011-04-18 14:47:33

Loyola study finds a patient's binge drinking may mislead doctors about a blood test used in timing an operation A Loyola University Health System study has found another reason to not binge drink alcohol. Binge drinking, researchers found, could change the body's immune system response to bone injuries. "This tremendously complicates the trauma care of these patients," said bone biologist John Callaci, PhD, senior author of the study. The study, which was based on a rodent model, is being...

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2008-10-24 09:55:00

Studies in recent years have demonstrated that binge drinking can decrease bone mass and bone strength, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Now a Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine study has found a possible mechanism: Alcohol disturbs genes necessary for maintaining healthy bones. The findings could help in the development of new drugs to minimize bone loss in alcohol abusers. Such drugs also might help people who don't abuse alcohol but are at risk for osteoporosis. "Of course,...