What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol?

What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol? Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink alcohol to excess, your body will undergo changes. These changes include impaired balance, blurry vision, lowered inhibition, and more. This can lead to dangerous and potentially life-threatening injuries, including: Falls Motor vehicle accidents Drownings Bumping into walls, doors, and objects Burns Violence Alcohol consumed in excess can cause people to act aggressively. Alcohol can exacerbate anxiety, stress, anger, unresolved conflicts, and more. All of these things can lead to violence. Abusive behavior — whether mental, emotional, or physical — can be directed toward loved ones; physical fights can break out, and sexual assault rates become higher. Violent behavior can also lead to murder and suicide, whether intended or not. Legal Issues One poor decision made while intoxicated can impact the rest of ...
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In conclusion, the results of the present study revealed that miR-27b inhibition increased fibroblast proliferation, thereby accelerating scald wound healing in rats. PMID: 32952653 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, hypertension in the young is associated with decreased LVD function and is a risk factor for diastolic dysfunction of the left ventricle. LVD function may be an independent predictor of acute CI in young patients with hypertension and should be considered by clinicians. By predicting the risk of acute CI in young patients with hypertension, LVD testing may aid in the primary prevention of CI or guide early treatment. PMID: 32952651 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Weng G, Tian P, Yan X, Cheng Q Abstract The present study aimed to determine the clinical significance of heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) in patients with sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction. A total of 30 healthy subjects served as the control group and 80 patients with sepsis were recruited for the present single-center prospective observational study for the final analysis. Among these patients, 50 developed cardiac dysfunction, while no cardiac dysfunction was detected in the remaining 30 patients. Echocardiography was performed on days 1, 3, 7 and 10 of hospitalization. Routine blood bio...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, the results of the present study suggested that miR-590-5p may regulate CRC cell viability and migration, indicating that miR-590-5p may serve as a potential therapeutic target for CRC. PMID: 32952645 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Yi C, Si L, Xu J, Yang J, Wang Q, Wang X Abstract Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI) is a major cause of heart failure in patients with coronary heart disease. The excessive accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during MIRI induces the overactivation of an autophagic response, which aggravates myocardial cell damage. Asiatic acid (AA) is a triterpenoid compound, which is extracted from Centella asiatica and exhibits a variety of pharmacological effects such as hepatoprotective, neuroprotective and antioxidant. However, the association of AA with autophagy in MIRI is not fully understood....
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Wang W, Ning JZ, Tang ZG, He Y, Yao LC, Ye L, Wu L Abstract Pancreatic carcinoma (PC) is a rapidly progressive, fatal malignant tumor with the poorest prognosis among all major carcinoma types. MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) have been indicated to be key post-transcriptional regulatory factors, which are involved in cancer development. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of miR-23a on PC cell proliferation, metastasis and apoptosis. The expression of miR-23a was detected in a normal pancreatic ductal epithelial cell line and three PC cell lines, and miR-23a inhibitor or mimics were transfecte...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, MUC1 is highly expressed in ICC tissue and is a potential prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target for ICC. PMID: 32952640 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Su H, Li T, Li C, Liu X, Ling H, Li X Abstract Rab1A protein has been identified to be highly expressed in a number of malignant tumor tissues and to participate in the regulation of tumor development, but no data concerning bladder cancer have been described at present. The present study measured the expression of Rab1A in bladder cancer tissues and cell lines, and analyzed its clinical significance for patients with bladder cancer. A total of 153 pairs of bladder cancer tumor tissues and adjacent cancer healthy tissues were included in the present study. Western blot analysis and immunohistochemistry wer...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, the results of the present study suggested that R428 treatment may suppress ESCC tumor cell proliferation and invasion, representing a potential therapeutic target for ESCC. PMID: 32952632 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Liu Y, Yu J, Xie Y, Li M, Wang F, Zhang J, Qi J Abstract Abnormal activation of the Wnt signaling pathway is found in 90% of colorectal cancers (CRCs). Secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (sFRP4) serves as an antagonist of the canonical Wnt signaling pathway. Epigenetic alterations, including changes in DNA methylation and histone methylation, may influence the expression of sFRP4. Polycomb group (PcG) proteins are epigenetic transcriptional repressors that selectively repress gene expression by forming polycomb repressive complexes (PRCs). Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), the core component of PRC2, is...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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