Education, Health

Learning Wednesday: Blood Alcohol Concentrations Effects In Your Body

Clinical effects of Alcohol Concentration in your body

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Your body’s response to alcohol depends on a variety of factors, including age, gender, overall health, how much you drink, how long you have been drinking and how often you normally drink.

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GENERAL VALUES AND CONCENTRATIONS

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One alcoholic drink equivalent) contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol, which is found in: 12 ounces of regular beer, which is usually about 5% alcohol. 5 ounces of wine, which is typically about 12% alcohol. 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits, which is about 40% alcohol.

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Take care of your body: Remember that the best medicine is education and prevention—DraMacn

Health, Science

What causes alcohol addiction? You will find it in this new article

The faulty mechanism is a failure to clear away a substance known as gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) that inhibits signaling around neurons, or brain cells, in the central amygdala.
he amygdala is a region of the brain concerned with emotion, learning, memory, and motivation.

The scientists report their findings in a paper now published in the journal Science.

“We have to understand,” explains senior study author Markus Heilig, who is a professor in clinical and experimental medicine at Linköping University in Sweden, “that a core feature of addiction is that you know it is going to harm you, potentially even kill you, and nevertheless something has gone wrong with the motivational control and you keep doing it.”

When the researchers looked inside the rats’ brains, they discovered what might be disrupting the “motivational control.” First, they looked for differences in gene expression in different parts of the brain. The biggest differences were in the amygdala.

They revealed that the gene that codes for a protein called GAT-3 was expressed at much lower levels in the amygdala of the rats that continued to choose alcohol compared with the rats that switched to sugared water.

GAT-3 is a “transporter” protein that helps to clear away GABA from around neurons. Studies have also revealed that rats that become addicted to alcohol seem to have altered GABA signaling.

A molecular mechanism for choosing alcohol over an alternative reward

Beauty, Food

Bubbles in Food and Drinks Good or Bad?

When we talk about bubbles we immediately think: Champagne donÂŽt we? A great quality champagne bottle that serves that bubbly liquid to make our senses happy. So this is good. Bubbles in champagne, specially if the bottle is French, real champagne!

Now, finding bubbles in  newly (72 hrs) canned berries…mmmmm….nope, not good. That means that the person doing the canning didn’t wait for the  glass containers to cool down, the berries were not at room temperature and the bubbles are a sign that fermentation has started.

Hey, talking about bubbles, donÂŽt you ever forget to always enjoy your delicious messy food of the day!

BURGER AND BUBBLES

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