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Moderate Alcohol Consumption Linked to Brain Damage

from Reuters:

Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists say.

In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and teetotallers, the researchers found people drank more alcohol had a greater risk of hippocampal atrophy – a form of brain damage that affects memory and spatial navigation.

People who drank more than 30 units a week on average had the highest risk, but even those who drank moderately – between 14 and 21 units a week – were far more likely than abstainers to have hippocampal atrophy, the scientists said.

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12 Comments

  • 3. Moishe wrote:

    if “Moderate” alcohol consumption linked to brain damage then the remedy is to increase the consumption.

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    • 7. Anonymous wrote:

      If only Mashpim wouldn’t themselves and bochurim would ignore the Rebbe takana…

    • 8. ahavas yisroel wrote:

      the whole point of mashke is just enough to open yourself up at a farbrengen and only if you need it. A farbrengen is not a party or a kiddush club!

  • 9. Milhouse wrote:

    Bobbemayses. There’s 40 years of data consistently showing that moderate alcohol consumption is good for you, so we shouldn’t be nispoel from one study that shows the opposite; I guarantee the next ten studies will regress to the norm.

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  • 11. tzeirei hashluchim tzfas wrote:

    1) drinking is life
    2) there is no gezeirah
    3) who cares about scientests
    4)who cares about health
    5) the rebbe vet helfen
    6) moshiach now so who cares

    learn hard, drink harder

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