Category: Brain

Risk of Brain Atrophy Reduced by Drinking Alcohol

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The risk of brain atrophy is reduced by light and moderate drinking. The alcohol can be in the form of wine, beer, or spirits (liquor). Brain Atrophy Brain diseases commonly cause brain shrinkage or atrophy. That is, a loss of cells. In brain atrophy there is a loss of neurons and the links between them. …

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Does Alcohol Reduce Death from Traumatic Brain Injury?

Does alcohol reduce death from traumatic brain injury? It has long appeared that having alcohol can reduce death from traumatic brain injury. That is, if it is in the bloodstream at the time of injury. Researchers decided to review the existing medical evidence. Review They searched eight major databases covering a 13 year period. They …

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Drinking and Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & Memory Loss

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The relationship between drinking and dementia, as well as Alzheimer’s, is an important matter. It effects millions of people, their loved ones, and governments. Medical research has shown that moderate drinking reduces the risk of dementia. This includes Alzheimer’s disease. The alcohol can be beer, wine or liquor (distilled spirits). But abstaining from alcohol increases …

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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: Drinking Alcohol Helps

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Traumatic brain injury recovery is improved if patients have been drinking when injured. The prognosis is better when there is alcohol in the blood. Alcohol reduces dangerous brain swelling. This was seen at a medical center. Some patients had been drinking alcohol in moderation before having a traumatic brain injury. They were 24% less likely …

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Risk of Stroke Reduced by Moderate Alcohol Drinking

Risk of stroke is reduced by drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation. They can be wine, distilled spirits (liquor) or beer. This is the finding of a systematic review of 26 studies. They were both cohort and case-control studies        Overview I.   Stroke II.  Reduce Risk III. Resources I. Stroke Ischemic stroke results …

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Risk of Dementia Reduced by Drinking Alcohol in Moderation

The risk of dementia is reduced by drinking alcohol in moderation. The alcohol consumed can be beer, wine, or distilled spirits (liquor). It doesn’t matter. Dementia Dementia refers to a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a normal part of aging. It is not a disease. It …

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Alcohol and Risk of Cognitive Impairment: Abstaining is Risk

The risk of cognitive impairment (CI) has again been found higher among those who drink less alcohol. Study This study followed 1,309 women age 65 or older. It did this for twenty years. Alcohol drinking was assessed regularly for 16 years. At the end of 20 years, CI, including dementia, was measured. Some women cut …

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