Caution : Drinking Causes Osteoporosis in Teenagers!

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Drinking can cause osteoporosis in teenagers according to the latest research.

Drinking Causes Osteoporosis in Teenagers

In today’s age of consumerism, out of the various tendencies noted among teenagers, there seems to be an increase in the tendency towards drinking and consuming liquor. With the growth of night clubs, pubs and bars, it is becoming almost an addiction. A party at the night club would generally mean some snacks along with drinks. That is now the definition of fun.

Due to the increase in levels of stress,be it studies or the fierce spirit of competition in every sphere in today's world,most teenagers are looking to unwind and relax and therefore night clubs or pubs are their favorite haunts.Increasing alcohol dependence among teenagers is certainly a cause of alarm and parents need to control this so that it does not adversely affect their children's health in the long run.

Consuming alcohol naturally has an adverse impact on a teenager’s mental and physical health. Along with the general detrimental effects on health that drinking produces, now comes the news of yet another danger which is that such individuals develop the tendency to be affected by osteoporosis in future, much quicker than would be expected. This data has been found through experiments made on rats. The research was done by the scientists of Chicago’s Loyola University. According to them, excessive drinking damages the genes responsible for forming our bone structure. Therefore, the chances of developing osteoporosis in future are very high. This has recently made the headlines in the journal entitled ‘Alcohol and Alcoholism’. Of course as the principal scientist among the group, John Callaci (Assistant Professor and Director, The Molecular and Cellular Bone Biology Laboratory ) opines, the results of tests made on animals may not be the accurate when it comes to humans. Yet for the most part, they are the same. Therefore, he cautions teenagers to immediately refrain from drinking.

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Adverse Effects Of Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction, Alcoholism, Causes Of Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis, Teenage Drinking, Teenagers

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
29th Oct 2011 (#)

Timely article on the bad effects of drinking. Well done!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you for a well researched article. We have a huge problem with drinking in general in South Africa.The Western Cape having the highest case rate of foetal alcohol syndrome in the world.

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