Even moderate drinking triples your risk of brain damage.
Although some reports say that “moderate” drinking may have health benefits, an increasing amount of data suggests that those benefits may be outweighed by other negatives.
For example, a brand-new study suggests that moderate alcohol consumption can be linked to accelerated mental decline and adverse changes to the brain.
“Alcohol might represent a modifiable risk factor for cognitive impairment, and primary prevention interventions targeted to later life could be too late.”
~Study authors, in the June 2017 edition of The BMJ
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford and University College London and published in The BMJ, examined 30 years’ worth of data, and made several findings. Just 2-3 daily drinks led to a:
- TRIPLED risk of atrophy in the hippocampus, the brain region associated with spatial navigation and memory.
- Poorer integrity in the brain’s white matter, which is crucial to memory, reasoning, planning, and problem-solving.
- Faster decline in language fluency
This is just another example of how substance abuse can be harmful to your health. This impact is magnified if your drinking is no longer “moderate” and has gone beyond your control.
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