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Functional and structural brain connectivity of young binge drinkers: a follow-up study
Año:2016
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Datos
Descripción
Adolescence is a period of ongoing brain maturation characterized by hierarchical changes in the functional and structural networks. For this reason, the young brain is particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of alcohol. Nowadays, binge drinking is a pattern of alcohol consumption increasingly prevalent among adolescents. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the evolution of the functional and anatomical connectivity of the Default Mode Network (DMN) in young binge drinkers along two years. Magnetoencephalography signal during eyes closed resting state as well as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) were acquired twice within a 2-year interval from 39 undergraduate students (22 controls, 17 binge drinkers) with neither personal nor family history of alcoholism. The group comparison showed that, after maintaining a binge drinking pattern along at least two years, binge drinkers displayed an increased brain connectivity of the DMN in comparison with the control group. On the other hand, the structural connectivity did not show significant differences neither between groups nor over the time. These findings point out that a continued pattern of binge drinking leads to functional alterations in the normal brain maturation process, even before anatomical changes can be detected.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Bioscience Reports
ISSN
0144-8463
Factor de impacto JCR
2,446
Información de impacto
Volumen
6
DOI
10.1038/srep31293
Número de revista
Desde la página
31293-1
Hasta la página
doi:10.103
Mes
AGOSTO
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Participantes
  • Autor: María Ángeles Correas Marín (UPM)
  • Autor: Pablo Cuesta Prieto (UPM)
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