“Alcohol and Neural Cardiovascular Control in Binge Drinkers”
This study evaluates the impact of evening alcohol consumption on sympathetic activity and baroreflex function in binge drinkers. Our central hypothesis is that evening binge alcohol consumption will lead to sympathetic overactivity and blunted baroreflex function.
Alcohol vs. Placebo
Using a randomized, cross-over design, all subjects will consume evening alcohol (and a fluid-control placebo) in a dose that mimics binge drinking.
Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Based Study to Determine Effect of Evening Alcohol on Sympathetic Neural Activity and Baroreflex Function in Binge Drinkers