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Epidemiological studies show that chronic ethanol consumption at high doses enhances the risk of cerebral stroke. The mechanisms responsible for the greater vulnerability of alcoholics' brains to stroke have to be completely understood, but a role for excitatory amino acids has been suggested. In...
Increased aromatization may be a mechanism for feminization of some male alcoholics, as well as for the reported increases in plasma estrogen levels in postmenopausal women subjected to moderate alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption-related increases in estrogen levels may in turn be partially...