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Movies Wield Powerful Influence On 10-15-year Olds’ Drinking Habits

Movies Wield Powerful Influence On 10-15-year Olds’ Drinking HabitsEarly adolescence is a high-risk period for alcohol experimentation and initiation. Adolescent drinking is linked to exposure to alcohol use in the media. This study examined the influence that movie portrayals of drinking may have on the onset of drinking among 6th, 7th and 8th graders, and the impact that viewing the movie with a friend or parent might have. Researchers also examined movie influence across a spectrum of early-drinking milestones: sipping alcohol (but not consuming a full drink), consuming a full drink of alcohol, and engaging in heavy episodic drinking.

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Innovative Smartphone Technology Can Let You Know When You’re Drinking Too Much

Innovative Smartphone Technology Can Let You Know When You’re Drinking Too MuchSome individuals struggle to make healthy decisions about their drinking in risky situations. Technology can help. Researchers are finding ways by which digital interventions can help people make smarter drinking decisions, leading to reduced alcohol-related injuries and illness. These findings shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver recently.

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Drinking Makes You Older At The Cellular Level

  • Published in Health

Drinking Makes You Older At The Cellular LevelThe more alcohol that people drink, the more their cells appear to age. In a new study shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver recently, researchers found that alcoholic patients had shortened telomere lengths, placing them at greater risk for age-related illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia.

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Alcohol Exposure Before Birth May Make Drinking More Appealing To Teens

Exposure To Alcohol Before Birth May Make Drinking More Appealing To TeensA new study suggests that fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages. These factors make alcohol unappealing to some people, but, for reasons that are unclear, are less of a deterrent in young people exposed to alcohol before birth. The study is published in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

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Heavy Drinking May Lead To Stroke Earlier In Life

  • Published in Women

Minneapolis : A new study shows that people who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day may be at higher risk for experiencing a stroke almost a decade and a half earlier in life than those who do not drink heavily. The research is published in the recently, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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