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Obese Heavy Drinkers at Higher Risk for Alcohol-Related Brain Damage

Freitag 24. September 2010 von htm

New research suggests obesity in heavy drinkers increases the severity of alcohol-related brain injury, HealthDay News reported Sept. 9.
Investigators conducted brains scans of 54 alcohol-dependent men participating in a treatment program and compared results with their body mass index (BMI). Even when taking into consideration age, smoking status, and other health problems, participants who were obese had higher rates of brain injury than those who were not. (Source: Join Together, 9/22/10)

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Alcohol-Related Brain Damage and Smoking

Mittwoch 13. Mai 2009 von htm

Alcohol-Related Brain Damage: Recovery Adversely Affected By Smoking
Alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) can damage the brain, particularly the frontal and parietal cortices, although this damage is at least partially reversible with sustained abstinence from alcohol. Chronic smoking is extremely common among individuals with AUDs. A new study has used longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain blood flow to show that smoking makes it harder for brain blood flow to recover from long-term heavy drinking. (Source: Medical News Today, 5/12/09)

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Studies on Alcohol Related Brain Damage

Mittwoch 4. März 2009 von htm

The Journal Alcohol and Alcoholism has issued a SPECIAL ISSUE – Alcohol Related Brain Damage with 18 studies. March-April 2009, 44 (2)

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