Articles tagged with: alcoholism
“Almost Alcoholic” and “Denial” Henry is a successful real estate broker. He inherited the business from his own father and then grew it. Now sixty, one of his three sons and his daughter are also brokers and partners in the family business. Henry is well known in the community, and has found over the years […]
Doctors Miss Alcohol Screening Opportunities Physicians often fail to counsel their young adult patients about excessive alcohol use, a new study found. Excessive alcohol consumption is a common cause of injury and death among young adults. Guidelines for low-risk drinking set by NIH’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) call for men to […]
The specific type of birth defect depends on the systems in the fetus developing at the time of alcohol exposure. Organ systems are most vulnerable to damage by alcohol during the period of most dynamic development. The damage seen in animal models roughly corresponds to weeks 3 to 8 in human pregnancy. However, if a woman drinks any time throughout her pregnancy, damage may occur.
Risk for alcoholism linked to risk for obesity Addiction researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a risk for alcoholism also may put individuals at risk for obesity. The researchers noted that the association between a family history of alcoholism and obesity risk has become more pronounced in […]