Navigation Links
Problem Drinkers Marry Later, Break Up Sooner: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- In a study finding that may not surprise the families of problem drinkers, drinking can have a strong negative impact on how long it takes someone to get married and how long the marriage will survive.

Researchers recruited more than 5,000 Australian twins in the early 1980s and assessed their alcohol use, including the age at which some became alcohol-dependent. The study also looked at the age of participants when they first married and their age when the marriage ended.

There was a strong association between alcohol dependence and delayed marriage as well as early separation. The researchers also found that genetic influences contributed to these associations for both women and men.

The study appears online and in the April print issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

The findings highlight the fact that problem drinking affects more people than just the alcoholic, said the researchers.

"Young adults who drink alcohol may want to consider the longer-term consequences for marriage," lead author Mary Waldron, an assistant professor at the Indiana University School of Education, said in a journal news release. "If drinking continues or increases to levels of problem use, likelihood of marriage, or of having a lasting marriage, may decrease."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers an overview of alcohol and health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, news release, Jan. 18, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Weizmann Institute scientists discover: Antioxidants cause fertility problems in females
2. Heart Attack Patients With Kidney Problems Often Skip Meds
3. Baby-led weaning is feasible but could cause nutritional problems for minority of infants
4. Weight-loss surgery improved female urinary problems but male erection issues got worse
5. Study finds problems with reviewing medical images from portable media
6. Factors linked to speech/swallowing problems after treatment for head and neck cancers
7. Patient Literacy Problems Can Hinder Rheumatoid Arthritis Care
8. Both High, Low Levels of Vitamin D in Older Women May Be Problematic
9. Caffeinated alcoholic beverages -- a growing public health problem
10. Male reproductive problems may add to falling fertility rates
11. Gene therapy prevents memory problems in mice with Alzheimers disease
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Problem Drinkers Marry Later, Break Up Sooner: Study
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together who want to combine talents ... women as key stakeholders in the process. The non-profit launched its first major ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Finnleo, a leader in ... on several models of traditional and far-infrared saunas. , For traditional saunas, ... the most traditional Finnish sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only European Grade A Nordic ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Cokato, MN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... manufacturer, launched offering factory direct sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories ... representative of the bather’s style and personality. From basic styles for the purist ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Ministers, ... Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D institutions, civil ... for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Friendswood, TX (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... through the companies’ “ Two Organizations, One Beat ” campaign. The partnership between the ... its services to aid in MAP International’s cause. , MAP International was founded in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research and ... of the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth ... Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, ... --> --> ... of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, including ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... (BLA) with the United States ... a biosimilar candidate to Humira ® (adalimumab). Amgen ... submitted to the FDA and represents Amgen,s first BLA ... E. Harper , M.D., executive vice president of Research ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... MINNEAPOLIS , Nov. 25, 2015  ARKRAY ... care products, continues to provide evidence demonstrating the accuracy ... the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular ... showed that both the Company,s GLUCOCARD ® 01 ... met high accuracy requirements. The ability to accurately measure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: