- Smart, Lesley
- Open University.
- Alcohol -- Health aspects.
- Alcohol -- Physiological effect
- Introducing health sciences : a case study approach
- 0199237352 (pbk.) :
- 9780199237357 (pbk.) :
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- Published in association with the Open University.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-117) and index.
- 1. Alcohol and its effects on health; 1.1 Alcohol has a long history; 1.2 Problems in estimating alcohol consumption; 1.3 Variations in alcohol consumption around the world; 1.4 Alcohol, youth and gender - Rachel's story; 1.5 Alcohol and the world's health; 1.6 Economic costs of alcohol-related harm; 2. The chemistry of alcohol; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The alcohol molecule; 2.3 The properties of ethanol; 2.4 The metabolism of ethanol in the body; 2.5 The chemical reactions of ethanol; 2.6 Does drinking alcohol make you fat?; 3. Where does alcohol go in the body?; 3.1 Absorption of alcohol from the gut; 3.2 Transport of absorbed ethanol in the body; 3.3 Ethanol from the gut first passes through the liver; 3.4 The effect of ethanol on the kidneys; 4. Alcohol - link to brain, behaviour and mind; 4.1 How to understand why people drink alcohol; 4.2 Psychological perspectives on drinking alcohol; 4.3 Alcohol and the brain; 4.4 Associations between alcohol, smoking and sex; 4.5 Addiction to alcohol; 5. How alcohol causes short- and long-term harmful effects; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Hangovers; 5.3 Long-term problems for chronic alcoholism; 5.4 Nervous system damage; 5.5 Fetal alcohol syndrome; 5.6 Treatment; 6. Balancing harms with possible benefits; 6.1 Is there a 'safe' level of alcohol intake?; 6.2 Can moderate drinking bring any health benefits?; 6.3 Final Comments
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