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International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 116: Effects of Genetic Factors on the Metabolism of Alcohol 10 Jul 2013

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A recent paper by Israel Y et, published in Front Behav Neurosci, presents an excellent summary of the effects of genetically-determined enzymes that affect the metabolism of alcohol; such factors relate strongly to both the rewarding and the aversive effects of alcohol.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 115: Potential Association of Alcohol Consumption with Diverticulosis 26 Jun 2013

Column: Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The etiology of diverticulosis of the colon is poorly understood. Many, but not all, studies suggest that low-fibre intake and obesity increase the risk; few studies have evaluated the relation of alcohol consumption and diverticulosis, with inconclusive results.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 113: Metabolic and Biochemical Mechanisms by which Alcohol Consumption affects Health 18 Jun 2013

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A large study from Australia, which included a high percentage of current or former alcohol abusers, related alcohol consumption with a variety of metabolic and biologic parameters that relate to health. Included were markers of lipid function, inflammation, glucose metabolism, and liver function.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 112: Relation of Alcohol Intake to Risk of Dying from Cancer 23 May 2013

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There have been many papers relating alcohol intake to specific types of cancer.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 111: Association of Alcohol Consumption with a Measure of Osteoporosis in Elderly Women 8 May 2013

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The density of bones, measured as bone mineral density (BMD), is strongly related to osteoporosis. Elderly women with osteoporosis, in particular, are at increased risk of fractures of the hip, arm, and spine; such fractures often relate to severe disability.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 110: Divergent Effects of Regular, Moderate and Binge Drinking 30 Apr 2013

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A prospective epidemiologic study relates alcohol consumption measured in young to middle-aged adults to mortality over a follow-up period of 20 years.

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