Binge drinking to be revealed with blood biomarker- Phosphatidylethanol (PEth)
The students who participated in the research led to this medical conclusion that a the PEth levels in the blood samples and the number of times subjects consumed four-to-five drinks has a strong correlation
Now you can be clinically caught if you have been binging on drinks. A biomaker Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) has clinically proven its ability to measure the pattern of heavy or, harmful drinking in young adults or to say the college students, as evident from a research.
The lead researcher and professor Mariann Piano from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has made a strong observation that the regularity of binge drinking episodes: one in five students report three or more binge drinking episodes in the prior two weeks, she is reported to have said to the media.
As reported by IANS,
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 or above.
This typically occurs when men consume five or more drinks in about two hours. For women, it’s consuming four or more drinks in the same time period.
The researchers measured PEth in blood samples from student participants at two large Midwestern university campuses. Participants completed a 10-question self-assessment survey to determine their drinking patterns. The majority of participants were Caucasian females.
“We discovered a significant correlation between PEth levels in the blood samples and the number of times subjects consumed four-to-five drinks in one sitting within the last 30 days,” Piano said.
“Using a biomarker of heavy alcohol consumption, such as PEth, along with self-reporting could provide an objective measure for use in research, screening and treatment of hazardous alcohol use among young adults,” Piano added.