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Alcohol and human health Smart,Lesley

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    作者:Smart,Lesley
    出版社:OXFORDuniversitypress
    出版时间:不详
    ISBN:9780199237357,0199237352
    中图法分类号:R595.6
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    主题词:不详
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    分类:中图法导航>R医药、卫生>R5内科学
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    简介:Alcoholhasbeendrunkinhumansocietiesforatleasttenthousandyears,andtodayhasbecomeacommonandacceptedwaytounwindfromthepressuresoflife.Butpeoplearealsoawarethatdrinkingalcoholhasitsdangers:itimpairsourreactiontimes;itcandamageourlivers;itcanincreasetheriskofdevelopingcertaincancers;anditcanbeaddictive,ruiningcareersandlives.Buttherearecounter-claimsthatsmallregularamountsofalcoholimprovehealthandlengthenlife.Whatisthetruth?

    AlcoholandHumanHealthisamultidisciplinaryaccountofthesciencebehinddrinkingalcoholanditseffectsonhumanhealth.Thebookfirstputstheproblemsintoperspectivebylookingattheglobalhealthandaccidentstatisticsrelatingtoalcoholdrinking.Itthengoesontostudythebasicchemistryoftheethanolmolecule,andexplainshowethanolisabsorbedandmetabolisedbythebody,andhowitdamagestheliver,kidneysandbrain.Theauthorsthenexploretheeffectsofdrinkingalcoholonbehaviour,motorcontrolandmemory,andintheprocess,discussthecausesofaddictionandthepossibilitiesfortreatment,usingcasestoriestohighlighttheeffectsofexcessivedrinking.Thebookconcludesbyevaluatingtheevidenceforthebenefitsofmoderatedrinking.

    AlcoholandHumanHealthisaccompaniedbyafullyinteractiveDVD,whichincludesmolecularmodelsofkeychemicalstructuresfeaturedinthebook,togetherwithanimationsofthealcoholjourneythroughthebodyillustratingitseffectsontheliverandatsynapsesinthenervoussystem.AlsoontheDVDarevideosillustratinghowtheeffectsofalcoholandplacebocanbeinvestigatedexperimentally,andinterviewswithundergraduatesdiscussingtheirattitudestodrinkingandwithrecoveringalcoholicsandstaffatAlcoholicsAnonymous.

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    -AccesstoROUTES,asearchableinternetdatabaseofonlineresourcescompiledbyacademicstaffandsubject-specialistlibrarians.

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