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The Science of Drinking: How Alcohol Affects Your Body and Mind Paperback – Dec 15 2012

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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Reprint edition (Dec 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442204109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442204102
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.8 x 22.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,182,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book should be required reading for everyone who drinks alcohol, especially the young. It can literally save lives. (Jeff Cox, Contributing Editor of The Wine News and author of The Organic Cook's Bible)

In this thoroughly documented tome, toxicologist Dasgupta covers everything you ever wanted to know about alcohol―and more. Alcoholics’ brains get lighter. About half of U.S. adults drink regularly, and one in five always abstain. Women should consume no more than one drink a day, and men no more than two. Alcohol increases the risk of heart disease and cancer. And some energy drinks contain low levels of alcohol. A helpful, scary chart shows the many common medications―from Prozac to Robitussin―that can interact poorly with alcohol....Overall, it’s a definitive guide that should be available to everyone, including those who want to understand the science behind a friend’s or relative’s substance abuse. And that’s a lot of people: Dasgupta notes that 30.4 percent of U.S. adults consume more than two drinks a day. Anyone who reads this book won’t want to be among them. (Booklist)

About the Author

Amitava Dasgupta, Ph.D, DABCC, FACB, is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. He is also the Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratory of Memorial-Hermann Laboratory Services, the major clinical teaching hospital of the University of Texas. In addition, he is the Medical Director of Memorial-TIRR Hospital laboratory services. He has published over 175 scientific papers, two books on drugs of abuse, one book on herbal medicine, and has edited three professional reference books. He is on the Editorial Board of five major medical journals including American Journal of Clinical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring, and others. He lectures both nationally and internationally on drug and alcohol testing and acts as an expert witness for the State of Texas for alcohol and drug related criminal prosecutions.

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