Binge Drinking Summary

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ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT 5
BINGE DRINKING
TASK A - Summary
“Would an alcohol advertising ban work?” is a news segment by Channel 4 News from September 2009, in which they discuss the media’s potential influence on the alcohol culture among young people, where binge drinking has become a popular activity to partake in.
The British Medical Association (BMA) claims that certain alcohol beverages were designed to appeal to the younger generation, and thereby making it seem as if alcohol was an essential part of everyday life. The alcohol marketers on the other hand insist that their adverts are not aimed at young people, but do recognize that there is a problem with alcohol intake among youngsters and believe that the perspective of the issue ought
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The major-ity of binge drinkers do not depend on alcohol, and are able to function perfectly without it in their blood-streams. What is important to note, is a binge drinker’s pattern of overdrinking when they consume alco-hol. Because they may be able to avoid alcohol for a significant period of time, but when they are on a binge they often cannot stop. A study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NI-AAA) found that young adults ages 18 to 25 are the most likely to have problems with alcohol. The same study says that young adults are more likely to engage in binge drinking. Either way, both alcoholism and binge drinking have tremendous side…show more content…
Because of the similar development in monkeys’ brains compared to humans, a test was done to determine how harmful alcohol is to us. Chitra Mandyam of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, and colleagues were exposing the monkeys to alcoholic beverages over a period of 11 months, two months later the animals were killed, and their brains were compared to the control monkeys who had not consumed alcohol. Mandyam says they found a profound decrease in vital cells. The worst dam-age was to stem cells destined to become neurons in the hippocampus, which is the brain area responsible for memory. Not only do multiple scientists and doctors, including Mandyam, think that the degeneration has long-term effects but that a new policy ought to be initiated in order to stop - or at least decrease - the amount of youngsters who binge

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