Two beers a day can shrink the brain and accelerate aging

Although there is a consensus in the medical literature that heavy alcohol consumption causes brain atrophy, loss of neurons and white matter tracts, the consequences of moderate consumption of legal narcotics are still controversial. Earlier this month, a new study published in the journal Nature Communication presents a unified view that the consumption of alcohol, although at levels considered modest by social norms – like half a dozen beers or glasses of wine a week – is negatively associated with damage to the macro and microstructure of the brain.

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