Tag: Brain

Alcohol Harms Teen Brains: Effects of Drinking

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We often hear that alcohol harms teen brains. Does drinking in adolescence harm brain growth? Will having alcohol before age 21 cause brain damage? Does underage drinking retard mental development? Government agencies, activist groups, and news ¬†reports warn us that drinking alcohol harms teen brains. The Evidence that Alcohol Harms Teen Brains The evidence comes …

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Risk of Brain Atrophy Reduced by Drinking Alcohol

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

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Alcohol and Cognitive Impairment: Not Drinking Increases Risk.

The risk of cognitive impairment has again been found higher among those who drink less alcohol. This study followed 1,309 women age 65 or older for twenty years. Alcohol consumption was assessed periodically for 16 years. At the end of 20 years, cognitive impairment, including dementia, was measured. Some women cut their drinking by one-half …

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