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Drinking This Much Alcohol a Week Can Affect Your Brain

If you want to keep your brain sharp for the long term, keep this in mind before pouring a glass.

Moderate drinking has been linked to cognitive decline

Pouring yourself a glass of wine at the end of each day may seem harmless, but according to a new study, moderate alcohol consumption could be changing your brain.

Published recently in PLOS Medicine, researchers analyzed 21,000 people and their alcohol consumption in the United Kingdom, and found participants who consumed over seven units of alcohol (which equates to around four standard alcoholic beverages in America) reported higher levels of iron in the brain. These higher iron level markers were located in the basal ganglia regions, which the study states is associated with worsening cognitive function…

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

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