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The science of drinking : how alcohol affects your body and mind

Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Discusses healthy versus unhealthy alcohol consumption, describes the health benefits of consuming alcohol in moderation, and explains how alcohol influences the brain and body.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amitava Dasgupta
ISBN: 1442204109 9781442204102
OCLC Number: 818143070
Description: x, 265 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Amitava Dasgupta.

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This book should be required reading for everyone who drinks alcohol, especially the young. It can literally save lives. -- Jeff Cox, Contributing Editor of The Wine News and author of The Organic Read more...

 
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