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Congressional Testimony

Statement by Ting-Kai Li, M.D., Director
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

March 26, 2007

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NIAAA funds wide-ranging extramural grants for research and training projects on alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, and other health effects of alcohol. The vast majority of NIAAA’s budget is devoted to supporting extramural research.

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A national 2008 survey found that about 40 percent of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Older adults can experience a variety of problems from drinking alcohol, especially those who:

• Take certain medications
• Have health...

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The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is making every effort to ensure that the information available on our Web site is accessible to all. However, this is an ongoing process and it is possible that some users may...

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About the Underage Drinking Research Initiative

The Underage Drinking Research Initiative (UDRI) is a key program of NIAAA. The goal of this initiative is to better understand the factors that compel youth to begin...

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Pregnant womanAlcohol is now recognized as the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disorders in the United States. Each year thousands...

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