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Study about the interaction of food and alcohol consumption

Grant number: 19/24650-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Experimental Psychology
Principal researcher:Karina Possa Abrahão
Grantee:Paula Mendonça Camargo Eduardo
Home Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:19/01686-0 - I cannot stop after the first ‘drink’! Alcohol effects on the inhibitory control brain systems, AP.JP


According to the World Health Organization, the consumption of alcohol is one of the main causes of death worldwide. The concern with excessive alcohol has been increasing among adolescents. It is estimated that 14% of young people drink more doses and increasingly frequent. The pattern of consumption of alcohol may predict the development of problems associated with alcohol abuse and it is influenced by several factors such as concomitant consumption of other substances, including food. Few studies focus on understanding the microstructure of alcohol consumption, or can readily be measured in experimental animals using automatic lickometers. Since early 2019, we are developing these handsets with open-source hardware and software platform (Arduino). Use lickometers to evaluate the microstructure of alcohol consumption in C57BL/6J. In addition, this project will study how the presence of food can influence ethanol consumption. Finally, considering that alcohol abuse is strongly associated with the effects of anxiety and depression, we will conduct anxiety and anhedonia behavioral tests. This project initiates the collection of data on individual alcohol consumption with the perspective of developing behavior prediction models that may indicate future levels of alcohol abuse. (AU)

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CAMARGO EDUARDO, PAULA MENDONCA; ABRAHAO, KARINA POSSA. ood composition can influence how much alcohol your animal model drinks: A mini-review about the role of isoflavone. ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, v. 46, n. 1 NOV 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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