Two new studies look at the effects of cannabis legalization on college students’ recreational habits; they reveal that increased use of cannabis may lead to a reduction in binge drinking.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Most parents don’t need another reason to discourage their teen from drinking alcohol, but a recent study highlights a serious drawback to heavy drinking habits early in life.
Study results published in Lancet Public Health underscores the significant worldwide burden of disease attributable to alcohol.
People who consume either modest, or what some may even consider not-so-modest, amounts of alcohol every week have a lower risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) compared with never drinkers, and higher levels of alcohol consumption are associated with greater protection up to a limit of 20 drinks per week, according to a new analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.
It’s common knowledge that alcohol affects your brain function, but you may wonder exactly how it works. Some people think of alcohol as a stimulant that can increase your heart rate, give you energy, and decrease your inhibitions. However, this is not the whole story.
China leads the world in alcohol-related deaths among men and women, estimated a Lancet report on alcohol-attributable deaths. This toll came to 650,000 male deaths and 59,000 alcohol-related female deaths in 2017 alone.
Rates of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder peak in the late adolescent and early adult age-group (19-25 years), before decreasing from around age 26. This supports the notion that many young people 'mature out' of heavier drinking behavior.
The number of women drinking dangerous amounts of alcohol is rising sharply in the United States.
New research in the January 2020 issue of JNCCN—Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network uses data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) from 2000 to 2017 to examine self-reported drinking habits among people reporting a cancer diagnosis.
Binge drinking during senior year in high school is a predictor of risky alcohol-related behaviors in early adulthood — like driving while impaired or riding with an impaired driver — according to a study published in Pediatrics.