A Molecule Tested in Higher Primates Reduced Alcohol Consumption By Half (

I wonder whether a practical version of this could be made to help people who have drinking problems — or even sugar problems?


Mammals—including great apes and monkeys as well as early humans—began consuming alcohol from fermented fruit long before humans developed methods to distill alcohol. It is therefore not surprising that multiple bodily systems in mammals, including humans, evolved over time to sense and regulate alcohol consumption. The prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) in humans indirectly suggests that naturally evolved regulatory systems can become dysfunctional (due to genetic and/or environmental factors), removing the inherent “brake” on excessive or health-impairing alcohol intake.

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Posted by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals


True but misleading

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