Every gram of alcohol ages the brain by a week

Every gram of alcohol ages the brain by a week

Alcohol seems to accelerate the ageing process of the brain. In one of the largest studies to date, researchers examined brain scans of many thousands of participants. The result was clear: every gram of alcohol caused their brains to age ...
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Psychiatric effects of nutritional deficiencies in alcoholism

Psychiatric effects of nutritional deficiencies in alcoholism

Malnutrition is common in chronic alcoholics. Nutrient deficiency in alcoholics also leads to neurotransmitter dysfunction. Summary of an older, very comprehensive scientific review. Hypocalcemia (too little calcium), hyponatremia (too little ...
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Vitamin D deficiency is addictive

Vitamin D deficiency is addictive

A vitamin D deficiency increases the craving for opioid drugs - if the vitamin is given as a tablet, the addictive pressure decreases. This is the finding of an international ...
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Blood pressure medication successful against alcohol: again it's the dear brain chemistry

Blood pressure medication successful against alcohol: again it’s the dear brain chemistry

An ancient remedy for high blood pressure apparently works against alcohol addiction. This is the result of a brand-new study that has now been published in the "American Journal of ...
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Addiction clinics and psychiatry: a mega-billion business

Addiction clinics and psychiatry: a mega-billion business

In seven years, clinics for addictive disorders and psychiatry will have a worldwide turnover of 36.1 billion US dollars. This is the forecast of the renowned economic experts from Global ...
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Every gram of alcohol ages the brain by a week

Every gram of alcohol ages the brain by a week

Alcohol seems to accelerate the ageing process of the brain. In one of the largest studies to date, researchers examined brain scans of many thousands of participants. The result was ...
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Scientific breakthrough: How alcohol causes anxiety and panic

Scientific breakthrough: How alcohol causes anxiety and panic

People who drink too much alcohol on a permanent basis tend to have anxiety and panic attacks. Now a Californian research team has found the reason for this. The cause ...
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Vitamin D - key vitamin against addiction?

Vitamin D – key vitamin against addiction?

Vitamin D could play a central role in the development of alcohol abuse. This is the preliminary conclusion drawn by two Dutch scientists who took a closer look at the ...
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Binge-drinkers’ brains have to work harder to feel empathy for others

Binge-drinkers’ brains have to work harder to feel empathy for others

Too much alcohol changes brain function. For example, those who drink too much alcohol on a regular basis lose compassion for other people. British researchers have now found this out ...
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Inflammation caused by alcohol reduces motivation and drive

Inflammation caused by alcohol reduces motivation and drive

If you drink too much alcohol for a long time, you can hardly get your butt off the sofa without a good swig. The reason: alcohol shatters the dopamine system ...
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Alcoholics have an overactive reward system - and therefore become dependent

Alcoholics have an overactive reward system – and therefore become dependent

How strongly the brain's reward system responds to alcohol is not the same for everyone. Those whose brain chemistry reacts particularly strongly to beer and wine have a particularly high ...
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