Just One Alcoholic Drink A Day Can Shrink Your Brain, Study Finds

A pint a day could make your brain grow.

According to a recent scientific study, consuming just one or two alcoholic beverages a day could literally make your brain smaller.

The peer-reviewed paper, published Friday in Nature, found “negative associations” between alcohol consumption and brain size.

Alcohol consumption is apparently linked to harmful effects on the brain, according to a peer-reviewed article.
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The alcohol consumption study was conducted primarily on middle-aged and elderly people.
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Harmful effects were “apparent” even in those who drank an average of one or two drinks a day, and “became stronger as alcohol consumption increased”.

The authors looked at 36,678 brain scans of “generally healthy middle-aged and older adults” stored by the UK Biobank.

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