Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Binge-Drinking-Highly Hazardous


A new study has claimed that 'binge-drinking' by teenagers may increase their risk of developing 'Osteoporosis' besides other long-lasting health hazards. Binge-drinking is defined as a woman having at least four drinks or a man having at least five drinks on one occasion. Heavy binge-drinkers can consume 10-15 drinks. The habit typically begins around age 13 and peaks between 18 and 22, before gradually decreasing.

The study was conducted on rats at Loyola University Health System, Chicago. The report says heavy drinking disrupts hundreds of genes involved in bone formation, leading to future osteoporosis and bone fractures.
"Lifestyle-related damage done to the skeleton during young adulthood may have repercussions lasting decades", said the researchers in the journal 'Alcohol and Alcoholism'. Lead Researcher John Callaci said although data from animals don't directly translate to people,"the findings certainly suggest that this could be a problem with humans".
Bone mass is lost through out the adult life as part of the ageing process. Thus, anything that inhibits the build up of bone mass during the critical years of adolescence and young adult-hood could increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in later life, the scientists said.

So People, SAY NO TO ALCOHOL as much as you can; 
May you live long with sound health!

Courtesy: The Times Of India dated 14 July,2010.

6 comments:

kannadhasan said...

hmm.good to c u doing sme usefull things for society...so guys beaware of dis stats..& avoid alcohol(dis is for ur welfare) &avoid smoking (dis is for public welfare)

Priya said...

Well Said !!

arun raja said...

keep posting some good things like this da..... will be informative to needed....

Padmini Priya said...

Sure Arun.

Siddharth Kamani said...

nice and gr8 blog
:)

Padmini Priya said...

Thank you Siddharth :)

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