Young people’s fluctuating beliefs on alcohol’s effects influence their drinking and consequences

College students’ beliefs around the likelihood and desirability of alcohol’s effects vary over time, and predict drinking level and consequences, according to a study in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The decision to drink is influenced by a person’s alcohol expectancies—their beliefs about the likelihood of experiencing positive and negative effects when drinking. Expecting positive […]

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Studying aging through metabolite changes in saliva

Researchers in Japan have conducted a comprehensive analysis of the metabolites that make up human saliva using samples given voluntarily from a group of 27-to-33-year-old individuals and a group of 72-to-80-year-old individuals. Metabolites are the intermediate or end products from the chemical reactions that occur within our bodies. They can be related energy synthesis, digestion, […]

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