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Alcohol in Health and Disease

1st Edition

By Dharam Agarwal, Helmut K. Seitz

CRC Press

648 pages

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pub: 2001-06-01
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This volume, based on presentations from the symposium on the health effects of alcohol held in Titisee, Germany, examines the physical and psychological consequences of alcohol use and abuse, and considers environmental and ethnic factors that lead to addiction and dependence.

Discusses epidemiological studies that show the influence of light to moderate intake of alcoholic beverages on coronary heart disease!

Featuring contributions from nearly 60 internationally recognized and respected authors, and over 2900 references for further investigation of the subject, Alcohol in Health and Disease

  • analyzes biochemical, pharmacogenetic, and pathologic disturbances that follow acute and chronic ingestion of alcohol

  • describes complications that arise from social, biological, and environmental factors

  • examines alcohol metabolic genes and their role in alcohol sensitivity, drinking habits, and dependence

  • spotlights hepatic and nutritional disorders associated with alcoholism

  • considers the relationship of alcohol to cancer

  • debates the French paradox

  • and more!

    Covering a multitude of disciplines, including molecular biochemistry, genetics, epidemiology, pathophysiology, neurobiology, and cardiology, Alcohol in Health and Disease is a critical reference for addiction psychiatrists, neuropsychopharmacologists, psychologists, geneticists, toxicologists, biochemists, environmental and public health scientists, health policy makers, social workers, counselors, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.

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    …a useful and brief summary….a useful reference text.

    "-Society for the Study of Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs

    Table of Contents

    Alcohol Metabolism, Alcohol Sensitivity, and Alcoholism

    Functional Polymorphism of Alcohol and Aldehyde Dehydrogenases: Alcohol Metabolism, Alcoholism, and Alcohol-Induced Organ Damage

    Shih-Jiun Yin and Dharam P. Agarwal

    Genes for Alcohol Metabolism and Alcohol Sensitivity: Their Role in the Genetics of Alcohol Dependence

    John B. Whitfield

    Pharmacogenetic Relevance of Aldehyde Dehydrogenases

    Dharam P. Agarwal

    Alcohol Metabolism by Gut Flora: Metabolic, Pathogenetic, and Clinical Implications

    Mikko Salaspuro

    Distribution of Alcohol Dehydrogenase in Human Organs: Relevance for Alcohol Metabolism and Pathology

    Xavier Parés, Susana E. Martínez, Abdellah Allali-Hassani, Emma Borràs, Jaume Farrés,Sílvia Martras, Albert Rosell, and Julia Vaglenova

    Genetic Aspects of Alcohol Use and Dependence

    Genetics and Alcoholism: The COGA Project

    Victor M. Hesselbrock, Tatiana Foroud, Howard Edenberg, John I. Nurnberger, Jr., Theodore Reich, and John P. Rice

    The Genetic Epidemiology of Alcoholism: Sex Differences and Future Directions

    Carol A. Prescott

    The Dopamine D2 Receptor Gene and Alcoholism: Association Studies

    Ulrich Finckh

    Biological Markers of Alcohol Use and Abuse in Theory and Practice

    Anders Helander

    General Health Issues Related to Alcohol Consumption

    Neurobiology of Alcoholism: Recent Findings and Possible Implications for Treatment

    Michael Soyka and Christian G. Schütz

    Neurodegeneration and Neuroadaptation in Alcoholism

    Andreas Heinz and Karl Mann

    Pathogenic Mechanisms in Alcoholic Myopathy

    Victor R. Preedy, Junko Adachi, Sohail Ahmed, David Mantle, Onni Niemela, Seppo Parkkila, Simon Worrall, and Timothy John Peters

    The Alcoholic Patient in the Perioperative Period

    Tim Neumann, Michael Martin, and Claudia Spies

    Alcohol and the Energy Balance: Is Alcohol a Risk Factor for Obesity?

    Paolo M. Suter

    Recent Advances in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Alcohol Use in Pregnancy

    Ann P. Streissguth

    Quality of Life in Alcohol-Misusing Subjects

    Timothy John Peters and John Howard Foster

    Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Hepatic, Metabolic, and Nutritional Disorders of Alcoholism: From Pathogenesis to Therapy

    Charles S. Lieber

    Gut-Derived Bacterial Toxins (Endotoxin) and Alcoholic Liver Disease

    J. Christian Bode, Alexandr Parlesak, and Christiane Bode

    Acetaldehyde and Liver Disease

    Kalle Jokelainen

    The Role of Kupffer Cells in Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Carl M. Oneta

    Retinoids and Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Xiang-Dong Wang

    Treatment of Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Helmut K. Seitz and Tatjana Arslic

    Alcohol and Cancer

    Alcohol and Cancer: The Role of Acetaldehyde

    Nils Homann

    Alcohol and Gastrointestinal Cell Regeneration

    Ulrich A. Simanowski and Helmut K. Seitz

    Alcohol and Cancer of the Aerodigestive Tract

    Hiromasa Ishii, Akira Yokoyama, Katsuya Maruyama, and Shinzo Kato

    Alcohol and Cardiovascular Diseases

    Alcohol and Cardiovascular Diseases

    Arthur L. Klatsky

    Beverage Alcohol Consumption as a Negative Risk Factor for Coronary Heart Disease: Biochemical Mechanisms

    David M. Goldberg and George J. Soleas

    Regulation of the Quantity and Quality of High-Density Lipoproteins by Alcohol: A Review

    Minna L. Hannuksela and Markku J. Savolainen

    Alcohol, Lipoproteins, and the French Paradox

    Michael H. Criqui

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Pharmacology
    MEDICAL / Public Health
    MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
    PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health