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Enzyme treatment reduces alcohol-induced liver damage, finds study

Enzyme treatment reduces alcohol-induced liver damage, finds study

Fatty liver is a reversible condition caused by the accumulation of fat on the cells of the liver. While there could be multiple reasons for the occurrence of such a condition, the most common reason is alcohol consumption. The liver is one of the largest organs of the body and is responsible of metabolism of the food consumed. It is also responsible for filtering the waste products from the blood. The liver has the capacity to regrow, however, a continuous buildup of fatty cells causes scarring on its surface, which eventually results in a life-threatening condition called liver cirrhosis. (more…)

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People under influence of alcohol are quicker to help in other’s presence, says study

People under influence of alcohol are quicker to help in other’s presence, says study

Alcohol consumption is usually associated with anti-social behavior, such as vandalism and violence. However, now there is a twist in the tale. A new research has found that people under the influence of alcohol are quick to offer help. Thanks to the alcohol that makes people think less, respond proactively, and help the needy without bothering about bystanders. (more…)

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9 interesting mocktail recipes for sober people

9 interesting mocktail recipes for sober people

People who do not drink or have given up drinking for health reasons often find themselves out of place in a party where booze flows. Some of them might feel tempted to drink just for the sake of giving company and end up fuddling themselves in the process. Healthy mocktail drinks can be a good option to avoid such a situation. (more…)

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34 neural factors can help predict alcohol use among adolescents

34 neural factors can help predict alcohol use among adolescents

Alcohol is a popular addictive substance among the teens of the United States. The increasing preference among American youth for alcohol has made underage drinking a serious public health concern. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), young Americans, aged between 12 and 20 years, drink 11 percent of the total alcohol consumed in the U.S. This has been attributed mostly to binge drinking tendencies among young Americans. (more…)

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Targeting specific neurons can help get rid of alcohol dependence: Study

Targeting specific neurons can help get rid of alcohol dependence: Study

Drinking on a frequent basis can cause alcohol addiction. Prior studies have indicated how recurrent alcohol use can result in activation of certain groups of neurons. Excessive drinking increases activation in the neuronal “circuit” which then aggravates drinking habits and addiction. Researchers had suggested the possibility of the creation of a special path in the brain, between alcohol and reward. (more…)

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