Drinking and DNA Damage

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A recent study from The University of New South Wales in Australia reveals the damage weekend drinking causes in young adults and their DNA.

    A new study from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico found that a group of students who drink alcohol over the weekend had twice the oxidative damage compared to a control group that did not consume alcohol.  The team also found damage in 8% of the cells in the control group and 44% in the exposed groups, which if you can’t do the math cause you’re still hungover, that’s a 5.3 times greater damage of cells from drinking.  The study idea came from a professor at the school who noticed a lot of his students coming in hungover on Monday mornings so he challenged them to research the effects.