Immune system linked to alcohol drinking behavior

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have found a new link between the brain’s immune system and the desire to drink alcohol in the evening.

In laboratory studies using mice, researchers have been able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.

Now published in the journalĀ Brain, Behavior and Immunity, this research is one of the first of its kind to show a link between the brain’s immunity and the motivation to drink alcohol at night.

Full story at Science Daily

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Will Savage

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