Tag Archives: alcoholism

Alcoholic? Blame it on Enzyme PRDM2

A research group has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency in this enzyme leads to continued use of alcohol under impulse despite adverse consequences. The discovery could mean completely new possibilities for treating alcoholism. “We’ve worked hard for this. The enzyme, PRDM2, has previously been ...

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Increasing Filtered Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of Cirrhosis in Kidney: Study

Brushing aside the side effects of caffeine, drinking coffee may reduce cirrhosis or liver damage from food and alcohol, said a new study by researchers at Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Analyzing data of more than 430,000 participants, researchers found that drinking two additional cups of coffee daily has resulted in lowering the risk of developing cirrhosis by 44%. ...

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Alcohol Disrupts Sleep, Poor Sleep Leads to Alcohol Addiction, Cyclic Irony?

Two independent studies have proved that alcohol is no solution to induce sleep but actually disrupts sleep later in the night. And poor sleep in turn leads to alcohol and drug addiction, says another study. Less hours of sleep leads to binge drinking, driving under the influence and risky sexual behaviour, says a study, stressing that the association is profound ...

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