The More Alcohol You Drink, The More Your Brain Shrinks

October 14, 2008

According to a new study published in the Archives of Neurology, the more alcohol you drink, the more your brain will shrink......Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a new study published in the Archives of Neurology, the more alcohol you drink, the more your brain will shrink.

Researchers from Wellesley College in Massachusetts carried out the study on 1,839 adults who had an average age of 60.

The study followed the participants from 1999 to 2001, and put them through a series of health tests, an MRI, etc.

They were also questioned in regards to their level of alcohol consumption.

Researchers found a direct link between alcohol consumption and overall brain volume.

As you age, it is common for your brain to shrink.  Researchers found though that by drinking alcohol, the process gets sped up greatly.

Men were more likely than women to be moderate to heavy drinkers, while the brains’ of women seemed to be impacted more by the alcohol.


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