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Alcohol Can Shrink Your Brain, Cause Dementia

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Bad news ladies! Researchers have discovered that any alcohol consumption decreases brain mass, according to a study recently released on Health.com. "We always knew that alcohol at higher dosages results in shrinking of the brain and cognitive deficit," says Dr. Petros Levounis, M.D. "What is new with this article is that it shows brain shrinking at lower doses of alcohol." Certain amounts of brain shrinkage are expected with age, however greater amounts have been linked to the development of dementia.

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Anonymous October 15, 2008, 2:13 PM

that sucks!!! what happened to a glass of wine being great for your body? I’m sticking with that report. so what that I may forget my name someday.

Judy Bradley October 15, 2008, 6:41 PM

Gives more credence to calling someone “pickled” when he/she has been drinking. I personally do not drink and really cannot see why anyone would want to.

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