Genetic Evidence That Alcohol Accelerates Biological Aging

Traditionally, investigating this has been challenging due to the lack of reliable methods to measure biological aging. In addition, it was not clear from observational studies whether alcohol was the true cause of any effect, or if it was linked to other factors, such as socio-economic status. Today, researchers from Oxford Population Health have published … Read more

Huge genetic study suggests alcohol accelerates biological aging

A comprehensive new Oxford study has added to the growing body of research highlighting the health effects of alcohol. The large-scale genetic analysis suggests that alcohol consumption directly accelerates aging, by shortening telomeres. Alcohol is among the most widely used recreational drugs, so it’s extremely important to examine its health impacts. Unfortunately, various studies have … Read more

The study offers evidence that alcohol accelerates biological aging

Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences that cap the end of chromosomes, protecting them from damage. Telomere length is considered a potential biological marker of aging. Alcohol’s impact on telomere length, a proposed marker of biological aging, is unclear. Determining the connection between the two has been challenging due to the lack of reliable methods. Now, … Read more

Acute alcohol use linked to one quarter of New Zealand suicide deaths – study – BIOENGINEER.ORG

The authors of a ground-breaking University of Otago, Christchurch study are calling for immediate changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s suicide prevention strategy and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, due to figures showing more than 26 per cent of all suicide deaths in this country involve acute alcohol use. The authors of a ground-breaking … Read more

Alcohol changes brain activity differently in male and female mice – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Alcohol alters synchronized brain activity in the amygdala of mice, but differently for male and female mice, according to new research published in eNeuro. Alcohol alters synchronized brain activity in the amygdala of mice, but differently for male and female mice, according to new research published in eNeuro. Alcohol misuse often goes hand-in-hand with anxiety … Read more

Two or three alcohol drinks a day could put your liver in danger

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Biochemistry and elsewhere found that two or three drinks every day could put your liver in danger. They developed a revolutionary tool to predict whether a person has alcohol-related liver disease and whether an individual patient is at risk of disease progression. In … Read more

New Research Finds Drinking Alcohol More Dangerous to the Heart Than Previously Thought

Heart MRI scan. Levels of alcohol consumption currently considered safe by some countries are associated with the development of heart failure, according to new research presented at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).[1] “This study adds to the body of evidence that a more cautious approach to alcohol … Read more

Inca Children Chosen For Sacrifice Were Given Hallucinogenic Drugs For a Simple Reason

For more than 500 years, the mummified remains of several small children frozen high on a volcano in Southern Peru kept a secret record of their final days. Since the mummies’ discovery in the 1990s, researchers have worked to unlock ancient children’s pasts, unraveling a shocking tale that ends in human sacrifice. Now a new … Read more