A person's mood in addition to alcohol-related cues contributes to cravings for alcohol in opposite ways in men and women.
Both aerobic exercise and yoga reduce the desire to consume alcohol, a new study reports. Researchers found after one session of aerobic exercise people showed reduced cravings for alcohol, lower levels of stress, and improvements in mood.
Older adults who consume alcohol are at less risk of adversive health risk than younger people, a new study reports. Low levels of alcohol consumed by healthy older people can have some health benefits, researchers say.
Consuming seven or more units of alcohol per week is associated with increased iron levels in the brain. Higher levels of iron in the brain is linked to increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders and alcohol-related cognitive decline.
The effects of intoxication, such as slurred speech and poor coordination, are a result of the breakdown of alcohol products in the brain and not the liver.
Alcoholic coolers that contain 10% alcohol and 25% high-fructose corn syrup increase the risk of problem drinking, a new study reports.
One in three women between the ages of 18 and 24 report saving their calories for binge drinking episodes. Researchers say the behavior can contribute to what they call "drunkorexia," characterized by disordered patterns of eating to offset the negative effects of excess alcohol consumption, such as weight gain.
Restaurants serving wine in 370ml glasses, rather than 300ml glasses, sold more wine. However, they tended to sell less when 250ml glasses were used. The same effect was not seen in bars.
Reduced gray matter volume in the insula and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex may represent a genetically conferred predispositional risk factor for alcohol use disorder.
Contrary to popular belief, drinking 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day may not help protect against stroke. Researchers report blood pressure and stroke risk increase with alcohol consumption.
Contrary to popular belief that brain changes begin to normalize immediately after ceasing alcohol consumption, a new study reveals damage to the brain continues during the first weeks of abstinence.