Effects of alcoholism and gender on brain metabolism.

  title={Effects of alcoholism and gender on brain metabolism.},
  author={B. C. Schweinsburg and Omar M Alhassoon and Michael J. Taylor and Raul Gonzalez and John S. Videen and Gregory Brown and Thomas L Patterson and Igor Grant},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={160 6},
OBJECTIVE Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to evaluate gender influences on alcohol-associated changes in brain metabolism. METHOD Concentrations of N-acetylaspartate, choline-containing compounds, myo-inositol, and creatine plus phosphocreatine in frontal lobe gray matter and white matter were estimated in eight women and 17 men who were recently detoxified from long-term alcoholism. Twelve women and 13 men with no history of alcoholism were used as a comparison group… CONTINUE READING

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