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Old 03-22-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Thumbs up Low To Moderate, Not Heavy, Drinking Releases 'Feel-good' Endorphins In The Brain

Low To Moderate, Not Heavy, Drinking Releases 'Feel-good' Endorphins In The Brain

Scientists know that alcohol affects the brain, but the specifics remain unclear. One possibility is that alcohol may increase or decrease the release and the synthesis of endogenous opioid peptides endorphins, enkephalins and dynorphins in distinct brain regions important for drug addiction.

Gianoulakis said that readers should remember that it is the low to moderate doses of alcohol that are associated with mild euphoria, decreased anxiety and a general feeling of well being. "On the other hand, high doses of alcohol are known to induce sedative and hypnotic effects, and often increase rather than decrease anxiety."

Low To Moderate, Not Heavy, Drinking Releases 'Feel-good' Endorphins In The Brain
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:28 PM
 
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I think its pretty obvious drinking makes people feel good...lol. However, in my opinion even moderate drinking is unhealthy despite the fact it "feels good". Alcohol still spikes insulin and seems to have strong link with cancer in women according to the latest research. I am sure next month it will prevent cancer..lol
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