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Author Dasgupta, Amitava, 1958-

Title The science of drinking : how alcohol affects your body and mind / Amitava Dasgupta.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  615.7828 D26    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  615.7828 DASGUPTA    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.861 DAS    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  615.7828 DASGUPTA    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  615.7828 DAS    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  615.7828 D26S    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  615.7828 D229S    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  615.7828 DASGUPTA    Check Shelf
Description x, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Alcohol use and abuse: Past and present -- How the human body handles alcohol: A guide to drinking sensibly and avoiding a DWI -- How alcohol affects the human mind -- Health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption -- Harmful effects of chronic alcohol consumption -- DWI and alcohol testing: Breath analyzer versus blood alcohol -- Biomarkers of alcohol abuse -- Pharmaceuticals, drugs of abuse, and alcohol: A potentially deadly mix -- Workplace alcohol and drug testing: When not to drink at all -- Why not to drink at all when you're pregnant -- Dangers of moonshine whiskey and related illegally produced liquors -- More dangerous than alcohol -- methanol and ethylene glycol.
Summary This work discusses healthy versus unhealthy alcohol consumption, describes the health benefits of consuming alcohol in moderation, and explains how alcohol influences the brain and body. Scientific research has clearly established that drinking in moderation has many health benefits, including maintaining a healthy heart. Yet, many people do not know that drinking red wine protects the heart more than white wine, while beer, margaritas, and hard liquor are less effective in providing such protection. And while alcoholism is a serious problem requiring medical and psychological treatment, for those who are not addicted, drinking alcohol is not necessarily a bad habit. The problem is to distinguish between drinking sensibly and drinking insensibly. The author clearly outlines what constitutes healthy drinking and its attendant health benefits, offers advice on how to drink responsibly, and provides insight into just how alcohol works on the brain and the body. Questions this book addresses include: What constitutes a safe drinking and what is excessive drinking; Understand how much drinking is safe before driving home; Why red wine is superior to other alcoholic beverages for protecting heart; Why underage drinking can cause severe brain damage; Why drinking during pregnancy is dangerous; Why heavy drinking can cause severe liver disease. After reading this book, readers will enjoy their next drink with a fuller and safer understanding of why they're enjoying it.
Subject Alcohol -- Physiological effect.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Psychological aspects.
Alcohol Drinking -- psychology. (DNLM)D000428Q000523
Alcohol Drinking -- physiopathology. (DNLM)D000428Q000503
Alcoholic Beverages -- adverse effects. (DNLM)D000434Q000009
Alcohol -- Physiological effect. (OCoLC)fst00804281
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00898226
Genre/Form Nonfiction.
ISBN 9781442204096 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1442204095 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781442204119 (electronic)
1442204117 (electronic)
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