alcohol dependence

Energy Drinks May Pose a Dangerous Addiction Risk

It's not a promising trend: Between 34 and 51 percent of young adults are regularly using energy drinks, as reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Although this topic rarely gets mentioned when medical researchers report on the dangers of energy drinks, consuming them daily—or using energy "shots" … Read More

4 GABA Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the brain’s most abundant inhibitory, or “calming,” neurotransmitter. While GABA is known primarily for its ability to put you in a relaxed state, it actually plays a crucial role in regulating many aspects of mood, attention, cognition, and sleep. GABA deficiency symptoms may involve any of these … Read More

Vitamin B6: Why We Need It and Where We Get It

Vitamin B6 is an essential nutrient, a water-soluble vitamin present naturally in some foods or added to others. It's also available as a dietary supplement. There are several forms of vitamin B6. The ones that actively contribute to your body's metabolism are known as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (P5P for short) and … Read More

Risk Factors for Alcohol-Induced Dementia

Up to 17 percent of Americans age 60 and over (3 million people) have serious alcohol problems, and the number is climbing as the baby-boom generation reaches its 60s. Already, statistics indicate that more seniors are admitted to hospitals for alcohol-related medical problems than are admitted for heart attacks. Both … Read More

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