The age of drinking onset and housing condition influences rat alcohol drinking behavior.

@article{Yoshimoto2003TheAO,
  title={The age of drinking onset and housing condition influences rat alcohol drinking behavior.},
  author={K. K. Yoshimoto and Setsuo Komura and Masahiro Yasuhara},
  journal={Nihon Arukoru Yakubutsu Igakkai zasshi = Japanese journal of alcohol studies & drug dependence},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={335-40}
}
We investigated whether age of drinking onset and/or the housing condition in experimental animals affected alcohol drinking behavior to extrapolate the experimental findings to alcohol drinking patterns of aged people. At the time of the experiments, all 1-, 4-, 10- and the 16-month-old rats were divided into two groups, isolated and aggregated groups, and then maintained in the same housing conditions for six months. The amounts of voluntary alcohol consumption (g/kg/day) of all rats were… CONTINUE READING