Tag: Brain

Alcohol Harms Teen Brains: Medical Effects of Drinking

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We often hear that alcohol harms teen brains. Does drinking by teens 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. Alcohol Harms Teen Brains The Evidence The evidence comes from …

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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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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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