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Genes for alcohol consumption identified

...ord, found that the amount of beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks that people regularly consume, and possibly an individual's susceptibility to addiction, may be related to differences in genetic make-up. Lead researcher Dr Marcus Munaf, at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, sa...

Medication helps alcoholics control drinking

...at naltrexone reduces by 36 percent the risk of an alcoholic relapsing to heavy drinking in the first three months of recovery. "Short-term treatment of NTX for alcoholism gives a meaningful benefit in preventing a relapse," the review said, citing an 18 percent lower likelihood that patients will abandon thei...

Bone density returns when teens stop using Depo Provera, Group Health study finds

...earing exercise Don't smoke Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages...

Alcohol: Global burden on health similar to tobacco and high blood pressure

...raising the price and reducing the availability of alcoholic beverages can lower consumption. Using price elasticity estimates and analysis of UK alcohol related mortality data the authors estimate that a 10% rise in British alcohol prices would produce a drop in cirrhosis mortality of 7% in men and 8.3% in wo...

Wine drinkers live longer than beer guzzlers

...e with regard to mortality from cancer, over other alcoholic beverages. Further evidence show that the disease fighting antioxidants present in fruit and vegetables, are also present in wine....

January/February Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...tly associated with injury. Consuming two or three alcoholic drinks for women or two to four for men caused about 4 percent of all emergency department injury visits in this study, about the same proportion as is caused by alcohol dependence. An even greater proportion of major injuries (between 7.6 and 9.9 pe...

Study finds heavy drinking linked to higher stroke risk

...ers -- men who consume an average of three or more alcoholic beverages per day -- are nearly 45 percent more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke compared with nondrinkers. The study also found that while light and moderate drinkers appear to be at neither greater risk nor greater advantage than abstainers when...

NIH action plan charts future challenges for liver disease research

... hepatitis B and C, biliary atresia, liver cancer, alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver, primary biliary cirrhosis, and autoimmune hepatitis. The explosion of knowledge about fundamental biology and genetics in the past 20 years now promises to provide significant improvements in management of liver disease...

Drinking without food may set you up for high blood pressure

...rinkers, participants having consumed at least one alcoholic beverage during the past 30 days. Current drinkers were divided into categories depending on how often they drank: less than weekly, weekly non-daily; weekend only; or weekly daily. Three blood-pressure readings were taken on each participant by t...

Study provides clues to alcohol's cancer connection

...nt mechanism of cancer progression associated with alcoholic beverage consumption."...

Nerve damage from alcoholism reversed after liver transplantation

...omplications. A new study describes a patient with alcoholic liver disease complicated by peripheral neuropathy...gests that peripheral neuropathy in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis is reversible and should not constitute a contraindication to OLT, even when the neuropath...

Alcoholics can have deficits in visuoperception and frontal executive function despite sobriety

...fication task in 51 recently detoxified nonamnesic alcoholic men (ages 29 to 66 years) compared with 63 "normal," control men (ages 21 to 70 years). Executive function and explicit declarative memory were also assessed. "The picture fragment task allows us to assess how quickly an individual can identify line...

Heavy drinking raises the risk of early death after heart attack

...n binged on beer, wine, liquor or a combination of alcoholic beverages. Many studies have looked at the association of alcohol to cardiovascular disease risk but no one had ever investigated the effect of binge drinking on the survival chances of heart attack patients. "Many of the risks of binge drinking, suc...

New finding could make addiction treatment more effective

...been shown to occur in 36 percent to 72 percent of alcoholic patients during both active drinking and withdrawal. "There is a significant relationship between alcoholics returning to consumption because of this sleep issue," said Godwin, an associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy. "One reason the...

Binge drinking: red wine and alcohol have different effects on platelets

...hen repeated once, resulting in consumption of six alcoholic drinks in three hours. Researchers then measured levels of platelet aggregation, induced by a modest stimulatory substance called adenosine-diphosphate (ADP), platelet adhesion to fibrinogen, and collagen. Binge consumption of alcohol both increas...

Not all beers are created equal

...sumption falls within a relatively narrow range of alcoholic strengths; there are very few low- or middle-stren... can." "Future research should study variations in alcoholic strengths in the U.S.A. and their relationship to levels of serious alcohol-related harm," said Stoc...

Certain components of the brain's 'executive functions' are compromised early in abstinence

...scar-Berman, it would be very important to help an alcoholic with executive dysfunction to develop mnemonic devices for treatment adherence, and for care givers to be persistent in helping the patient to not persevere with unhealthy behaviors (i.e. not to repeat the same mistakes over and over). However, it i...

Different subgroups of alcoholics respond differently to serotonin-acting medication

...ividual under evaluation were either a Type A or B alcoholic before they enter treatment is an important area for further research. "I think our study clearly suggests that there may be ways to subtype alcoholics, and that these different subgroups of alcoholics may respond differently to the same treat...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 20, 2004

...he study found no relationship between the type of alcoholic beverage people drank and colorectal cancer risk, or between the amount of alcohol consumed and the location of the colorectal cancers within the intestine. Chaos in Health Care Could Spur Innovation in General Internal Medicine In response to cha...

Mayo Clinic establishes landmark research program to predict and prevent alcoholism

...t alcoholism runs in families and that children of alcoholic parents are at very high risk of developing the problem. We also know that a deep craving for alcohol is a core component of the problem and that there is good evidence that these cravings have a genetic basis. Some genes already have been linked to...

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