Abstract Title:

Dietary tryptophan reverses alcohol-induced impairment of facial recognition but not verbal recall.

Abstract Source:

Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1988 Aug;12(4):531-3. PMID: 3056075

Abstract Author(s):

E R Westrick, A P Shapiro, P E Nathan, J Brick

Article Affiliation:

Alcohol Behavior Research Laboratory, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Piscataway 08854.


The present study demonstrates that alcohol-induced memory impairment can be attenuated by pretreatment with an oral tryptophan supplementation. These results provide support for the role of a brain serotonin deficit in this impairment and highlight the impact a dietary manipulation can have on a complex behavioral process.

Study Type : Commentary

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