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(Science News Magazine)   Good news, Farkers: Study suggests heavy drinkers get extra brain fuel from alcohol. CHEERS   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Nora Volkow, alcoholisms, withdrawal symptoms  
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2013-03-12 05:43:38 PM  

cptjeff: If I'm reading TFA correctly

I didn't read it, because brain smarts something something.

cptjeff: it doesn't add brain power, your brain just shifts to a different mix of chemicals. If your brain is getting bogged down, an extra blast of sugar would work. For a heavy drinker, an extra blast of sugar or a bit of booze works.

Keep those Milk Duds by the desk, is what I'm saying.

Ahhh, I gotcha... thanks for the summary!

And no worries on the movie candy front, I've got that well under control!
2013-03-12 05:59:47 PM  
While I like the concept, don't these guys know that ethanol is one energy source neurons can already use?  It also doesn't need the higher levels of O2 like glucose which may explain why drunks who have accidents that restrict their air supply are less likely to be completely messed up than sober people in the same conditions.
2013-03-12 06:03:31 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: [ image 500x423]

I was wondering how long it would take. I would have done it myself but I don't know how to post pics here.
2013-03-12 06:12:54 PM  
No surprise to Galloway Gallagher. Now if only sober Gallagher could figure out what this thing is that he built and how it's supposed to solve his problems...

\These are great stories by the way.  Love that they're back in print.
2013-03-12 06:36:53 PM  
Heavy drinking?

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That's a thing?
2013-03-12 06:46:44 PM  
So one beer a day and two on Sunday is heavy drinking? So I'm already done on Tuesday? Well, uhh.

/typing this on my phone in a local brewpub enjoying a double IPA.

//More like Monday night cutoff...
2013-03-12 06:50:26 PM  

ringersol: 8 drinks a week day is the bar for "heavy drinker"?

"my typical weeknight"!

2013-03-12 07:06:17 PM  
And the benefits keeps rolling in.

Cops should be able to execute people on the side of the road if they think people have had any alcohol.
2013-03-12 09:09:35 PM  
To Bill Blaskey!

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2013-03-12 10:02:43 PM  

sheep snorter: BKITU: [ image 320x240]


loved the episode about getting drunk and reaction times.

/Cop comes in for a public service shiat. and a sober dr. fever has shiat reaction time. but as a drunk, he is perfect, which leads to the cop getting highly pissed off.

I haven't seen that episode since I was a kid and I LOL merely thinking about it.
2013-03-13 12:12:36 AM  
Makes sense. That explains how I can still brain after a week on a no-carb diet; ketosis can't compete with my booze intake. The rest of me feels like shiat, though.
2013-03-13 12:38:48 AM  

SpectroBoy: [ image 298x267]

I love how you can make anything appear authoritative by making it into a graph, even if it's MADD propaganda. Then again, what would you expect from The Examiner.
2013-03-13 02:46:22 AM  

foxyshadis: Makes sense. That explains how I can still brain after a week on a no-carb diet; ketosis can't compete with my booze intake. The rest of me feels like shiat, though.

Urban dictionary = Brain
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