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Alcohol Leaves Its Mark on Young People's DNA

(1/6/2014)

Alcohol Leaves Its Mark on Young People’s DNA
Psych Central
January 2, 2014

A new study analyzing the effects of weekend drinking among college students has found that oxidative damage on the lipids comprising cell membranes and its genetic material — DNA — is twice as high for students who drink. The study, published in the journal Alcohol, notes that the effects of alcohol abuse have been mostly studied in people who have been drinking for a long time and who display symptoms ranging from liver damage to various types of cancer, depression and disorders of the nervous system.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/01/02/alcohol-leaves-its-mark-on-young-peoples-dna/64002.html


Keywords: alcohol, youth, DNA, college, disease, genes, damage



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