Saturday, December 29, 2007

Aah, it all becomes clear now...

From the NYTimes about the unseen, long-term effects of binge-drinking (italics are mine):

On a microscopic level, Dr. Crews has shown that heavy binge-drinking in rats diminishes the genesis of nerve cells, shrinks the development of the branchlike connections between brain cells and contributes to neuronal cell death. The binges activate an inflammatory response in rat brains rather than a pure regrowth of normal neuronal cells. Even after longstanding sobriety this inflammatory response translates into a tendency to stay the course, a diminished capacity for relearning and maladaptive decision-making.
I wonder who this makes me think of... hmmm....

2 comments:

Nick W. said...

Shees... you're worse than me. Any new posts brewing up in your brain, Mama H.?

Mama H said...

Not at the moment. Too much work... paid work, that is! The faerie godmother of consulting has decided to visit upon me and I've got my ass in a sling trying to get my sh*t together. And my toddler is sick :(

I'll be back in a few days once the virus lifts. ;)