Alcohol’s Benefits to Heart Health

In excess: not so beneficial, but a fun time indeed.

Many studies support the assertion that moderate drinking is beneficial when it comes to cardiovascular health, and for the first time scientists have discovered that a well-known molecule, called Notch, may be behind alcohol’s protective effects. Down the road, this finding could help scientists create a new treatment for heart disease that mimics the beneficial influence of modest alcohol consumption.

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Scottish Brewery Claims To Have Made The World’s Strongest Beer

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Tactical Nuclear Penguin

The drink, named “Tactical Nuclear Penguin” is so strong that it should be served in small measures usually reserved for spirits.  Its maker, BrewDog brewers of Fraserburgh described the 32 per cent proof tipple as its “most audacious and ambitious project to date”.

 

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Adolescent Alcohol Expsoure May Lead To Long-term Risky Decision Making

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An adolescent rat eager to sample a gel containing 10 percent ethanol climbs into a jar for his Jell-O shot.

Picture this: A bunch of adolescent rats walk into a bar and start consuming Jell-O shots. Lots of them. Continue reading… “Adolescent Alcohol Expsoure May Lead To Long-term Risky Decision Making”

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How Alcohol Blunts Ability Of Hamsters To ‘Rise And Shine’

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Testing new studies with hamsters

Chronic alcohol consumption blunts the biological clock’s ability to synchronize daily activities to light, disrupts natural activity patterns and continues to affect the body’s clock (circadian rhythm), even days after the drinking ends, according to a new study with hamsters.

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Site For Alcohol’s Action In The Brain Discovered

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New research sheds light on how alcohol alters the way brain cells work.

Alcohol’s inebriating effects are familiar to everyone. But the molecular details of alcohol’s impact on brain activity remain a mystery. A new study by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies brings us closer to understanding how alcohol alters the way brain cells work.

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Discovery of ‘Happy Hour’ Gene Could Lead to New Treatments for Alcoholism

Discovery of ‘Happy Hour' Gene Could Lead to New Treatments for Alcoholism

Discovery of ‘happy hour’ gene could lead to better treatments for alcoholism

Some people can hold their drink better than others because they have a “happy hour” gene, claim scientists, who believe the discovery could lead to treatments for alcoholism.  Researchers found that those who had the genetic make up were able to become hardened to the affects of alcohol and therefore able to drink more.

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