Thinking of drinking heavily this Saturday? Might want to go for a jog first.
People who exercised often did not show a “strong relationship between white matter damage and heavy drinking,” unlike those who drank but did not exercise much, according to Hollis Karoly, a researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder and lead author of the study, which was published Tuesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. White matter is one of the main components of the brain and is involved with learning, processing, cognition and communication between different regions of the brain. In the past, “heavy alcohol exposure [has been] significantly associated with decreased white matter fiber quality,” according to the study. The study asked participants to self-report their drinking and aerobic exercise habits, which include running, walking, cycling and other light-to-moderate intensity activities.— Report: Exercise Might Prevent Alcohol’s Brain-Damaging Effects
In recent years, craft brewers have sounded an alarm over the clout of Anheuser-Busch Inbev and MillerCoors, who today control 90 percent of the beer market. Craft brewers hold just 6 percent. And they say big beer is using increasingly deceptive and strong-arm tactics to keep craft down. Hopslam: How Big Beer Is Trying to Stop a Craft Beer Revolution
The human body has a barometer to tell the brain when it has consumed too much alcohol. After one too many, speech is slurred, the head aches, and the body becomes drowsy and gets wobbly on its feet. But caffeine can mask those sensory clues that usually stop drinkers. FDA Cracks Down on Caffeine-Charged Alcoholic Drinks