publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

Effects of alcohol intake on brain structure and function in non-alcohol-dependent drinkers

Bruin, Eveline Astrid de;
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  • Published: 03 Mar 2005
  • Publisher: Utrecht University
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
About 85% of the adult population in the Netherlands regularly drinks alcohol. Chronic excessive alcohol intake in alcohol-dependent individuals is known to have damaging effects on brain structure and function. Relatives of alcohol-dependent individuals display differences in brain function that are similar to those found in alcoholics, even if they have never been drinking alcohol. This suggests that brain damage in alcohol-dependent individuals is at least partly related to genetic factors. As the majority of people who drink alcohol is not alcohol-dependent, it is important to know the pure effects of alcohol intake on the brains of these individuals. There ...
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free text keywords: alcohol, moderate drinking, MRI, EEG, voxel-based morphometry, functional, white matter, gray matter
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