Top News: #AlcoholAndHealth

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drug-based-treatment_custom-788e82025c1a33166d315939e90189bf23c2d222-s800-c85Medications Can Help People Stop Abusing Alcohol, But Many Don’t Know That:

It is still rare for a person struggling with alcohol to hear that medication therapy exists. This partly reflects the tradition of treating addiction through 12-step programs. It’s also a byproduct of limited promotion by the drugs’ manufacturers and confusion among doctors about how to use them: Read more



cth2f4iwiaaejpcAlcohol Shown to Act in Same Way as Rapid Antidepressants:

Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry. In a study published in the current issue of the journal Nature Communications, researchers found that alcohol produces the same neural and molecular changes as drugs that have proven to be rapidly effective antidepressants: Read more


winephotoComponent Of Red Wine, Grapes Can Help To Reduce Inflammation, Georgia State Researchers Find:

The findings, published in the online journal Scientific Reports, identify a novel mechanism that resveratrol, a compound found naturally in some plant foods such as grapes, uses to alleviate inflammation in airway disease. The results suggest this compound could offer health benefits and be used to develop new, effective anti-inflammatory therapeutic agents: Read more


wine-pouring-into-glassModerate Alcohol Use Linked to Heart Chamber Damage, Atrial Fibrillation in New Study:

Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a nightcap before bed, but don’t count on their heart benefits. A new study by UC San Francisco researchers found that even moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increase the risk of atrial fibrillation: Read more


Empty beer cansReducing the harms of alcohol through weaker beer:

A decrease in ethanol, the most harmful ingredient in alcoholic beverages, would be expected to lead to lower blood alcohol levels in drinkers. And this could reduce immediate harms such as injuries or accidents, as well as alcohol-related chronic diseases that develop over time, such as liver cirrhosis or cancer: Read more