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For White Middle Class, Moderate Drinking Is Linked to Cognitive Health in Old Age

August 1, 2017

Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study. The findings are published in the August issue of the…

Blood Test May Help Identify Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

November 9, 2016

…will be affected by alcohol exposure during pregnancy, according to a study published November 9 in the journal PLOS ONE. Study authors say the findings could facilitate early intervention to improve the health of infants and children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol. Fetal alcohol syndrome is a severe form…

Study: First-Degree Relatives of Patients with NAFLD at Risk of Liver Disease

November 1, 2022

Study: First-Degree Relatives of Patients with NAFLD at Risk of Liver Disease

Modest Alcohol Use Lowers Risk and Severity of Some Liver Disease

April 19, 2012

…disease (NALFD) who consume alcohol in modest amounts – no more than one or two servings per day – are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, reports a national team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of…

Program Expansion to Address Increase of Impaired Driving During Global COVID-19 Pandemic

December 21, 2020

…under the influence of alcohol, cannabis and prescription drugs. With funding from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the UC San Diego Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety Program (TREDS) provides education and resources to teach the public about the dangers…

Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra A. Brown Receives Two Prestigious Research Awards

October 2, 2020

…the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)’s prestigious Mendelson Lecture. “Dr. Brown embodies the entrepreneurial, dedicated ethos that makes UC San Diego unique,” said Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons. “Whether in her role as vice chancellor, in which she has shepherded a strong trajectory of innovation and…

Researchers Identify Neural Factors That Predict Adolescent Alcohol Use

August 30, 2016

…factors that predict adolescent alcohol consumption. The list, based upon complex algorithms analyzing data from neuropsychological testing and neuroimaging studies, was significantly more accurate —approximately 74 percent — than demographic information alone. The findings are published in the current issue of American Journal of Psychiatry. “Underage alcohol consumption is a…

Alcohol Use Can Alter Gut Microbes, but Not in the Way You Might Think

August 11, 2022

Chronic alcohol use is a major cause of liver damage and death: Approximately 30,000 persons in the United States die annually from alcoholic liver diseases, such as cirrhosis. Among the negative impacts of excessive alcohol use is its ability to adversely affect the gut microbiome, though how that happens has…

Patterns in Adolescent Brains Could Predict Heavy Alcohol Use

August 8, 2012

…Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, online August 8. This study focused on 12 to 16-year-olds whose brains were scanned using special functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) prior to the onset of drinking, and then again three years later. About half of this group transitioned into heavy drinking over…

Phage Therapy Shows Promise Beyond Treating Infections

November 14, 2019

…most serious form of alcohol-related liver disease, die within 90 days of diagnosis. The condition is most commonly treated with corticosteroids, but they aren’t highly effective. Early liver transplantation is the only cure, but is offered only at select medical centers to a limited number of patients. In fact, there…

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