Even moderate drinking may damage your brain and memory function

A study…finds that drinking around these levels — 8 to 12 drinks a week — is associated with a few measures of cognitive decline that showed up on brain scans.

The researchers found that moderate drinking over those 30-plus years was associated with degeneration and shrinking of the hippocampus, a region of the brain involved in memory and navigation, as well degeneration of the brain’s white matter.

In essence, “the more people drank, the smaller their hippocampus,” said Anya Topiwala, a psychiatry professor at University of Oxford.

Read more on https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2017/06/09/even-moderate-drinking-may-damage-brain-memory-function/

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.