Alcohol ingestion inhibits the increased secretion of puberty-related hormones in the developing female rhesus monkey.

@article{Dees2000AlcoholII,
  title={Alcohol ingestion inhibits the increased secretion of puberty-related hormones in the developing female rhesus monkey.},
  author={William Dees and Gregory A. Dissen and Jill K Hiney and F. Lara and Sergio R. Ojeda},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={2000},
  volume={141 4},
  pages={1325-31}
}
Alcohol (ALC) use and abuse by adolescents has been rising at an alarming rate. Whether ALC consumption during prepubertal years affects specific hormones and the process of sexual maturation is not known. We used immature female rhesus macaques to assess the effects of ALC on circulating levels of hormones known to be critical for the pubertal process. Ten monkeys averaging 20.3 +/- 0.3 months of age were bled by saphenous vein puncture at 0830 and 2030 h each day for 5 consecutive days to… CONTINUE READING
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