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Alcoholism-Associated Molecular Adaptations In Brain Neurocognitive Circuits

After many years of heavy drinking, alcohol produces pathological alterations in the brain. In many alcoholics these changes culminate in massive social deterioration and disorders of memory and learning. Severe cognitive impairments occur in approximately 10% of heavy drinkers.
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The Damaging Effects Of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure May Be Complicated By A Family History Of Alcoholism

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Prenatal exposure to alcohol (PAE) can lead to serious deficiencies associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), such as impairments in general intelligence, adaptive function, verbal lea... Read Post

Heavy drinking in middle-age may increase stroke risk more than traditional factors

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 hours ago)

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age raised stroke risks more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Heavy drinking in mid-life was linked to having a stroke about five years ear... Read Post

A Comparison Of Profiles Of Learning And Memory Impairments In 2 Groups Of Children

Health : Medical News Today (4 years ago)

Children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder A new study has compared the verbal learning and memory performance of children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) with... Read Post

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