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Alcohol doesn't kill brain cells and may even enhance cognitive functioning


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The brain is a very complicated organ of which understanding is still its infancy. Little is known about how most headache medicines act on the brain, other than that they stop pain with no apparent damaging effects. It should therefore be taken with caution when people make adamant statements that alcohol kills brain cells. Long term studies have shown that moderate consumption of alcohol does not kill brain cells, or damage the brain in any way that is not quickly reversible. Studies have even shown that moderate consumption of alcohol can enhance cognitive functioning.

It should be noted that long term abuse of alcohol will cause irreversable damage on your brain, as well as much of your body, and is still a very bad idea.





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Comments.
Name:Alcohol Related Dementia
Location:Ohio
Subject:Alcohol Related Dementia
My mother has alcohol related dementia and drank only 3-4 glasses of red wine per night. You want to reconsider what you've stated here? Most don't consider 4 glasses of wine to be abuse!
Posted on 2011-08-02 01:57:47
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Alcohol Related Dementia
Thanks for emphasizing the point between abuse and moderate consumption.
Posted on 2011-08-02 02:00:10
Name:Midge
Location:Brooklyn
Subject:4 glasses of wine is a whole bottle.
With respect to the first commenter, 4 glasses of wine is an entire bottle. For women, many studies have shown that more than one glass a night over a long period of time is considered to be hazardous to long-term health.
Posted on 2011-09-06 20:26:34
Name:George
Location:North Carolina
Subject:3 glasses is abuse
The CDC defines alcohol abuse as more than one drink per day on average for women or more than two drinks per day on average for men. If your mother drank an average of 3.5 glasses of wine every night, that is well more than twice the amount required to demonstrate that she abused alcohol.
Posted on 2012-07-11 15:07:59
Name:Danno
Location:Houston
Subject:Context
I have always noted how convenient it is to make the world a "one size fits all" place. This is perpetually obvious to me as a 6'6" man. No vehicle or furniture supports my legs and spine, with rare exceptions. There is the conundrum! My neighbor lady is 90 pounds, and I am a fit 240 pound man. I am 2.7 times her size. This is supposed to be for ANYONE? Nothing is truly "one libation fits all."
Posted on 2013-11-27 15:09:07
Name:Curious
Subject:Just curious
Just curious on how many different people this test was tested on. No one is the same and is effected differently. No matter what age, height, weight. If it doesn't damage the brain it does damage other vital organs of our bodies. I just see it as a way for people to justify drinking. I don't have a problem with that but I do have a problem with "researches show" kind of thing. It's a never ending quest.
Posted on 2014-01-15 13:25:54

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Name:Alcohol Related Dementia
Location:Ohio
Subject:Alcohol Related Dementia
My mother has alcohol related dementia and drank only 3-4 glasses of red wine per night. You want to reconsider what you've stated here? Most don't consider 4 glasses of wine to be abuse!
Posted on 2011-08-02 01:57:47
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Alcohol Related Dementia
Thanks for emphasizing the point between abuse and moderate consumption.
Posted on 2011-08-02 02:00:10
Name:Midge
Location:Brooklyn
Subject:4 glasses of wine is a whole bottle.
With respect to the first commenter, 4 glasses of wine is an entire bottle. For women, many studies have shown that more than one glass a night over a long period of time is considered to be hazardous to long-term health.
Posted on 2011-09-06 20:26:34
Name:George
Location:North Carolina
Subject:3 glasses is abuse
The CDC defines alcohol abuse as more than one drink per day on average for women or more than two drinks per day on average for men. If your mother drank an average of 3.5 glasses of wine every night, that is well more than twice the amount required to demonstrate that she abused alcohol.
Posted on 2012-07-11 15:07:59
Name:Danno
Location:Houston
Subject:Context
I have always noted how convenient it is to make the world a "one size fits all" place. This is perpetually obvious to me as a 6'6" man. No vehicle or furniture supports my legs and spine, with rare exceptions. There is the conundrum! My neighbor lady is 90 pounds, and I am a fit 240 pound man. I am 2.7 times her size. This is supposed to be for ANYONE? Nothing is truly "one libation fits all."
Posted on 2013-11-27 15:09:07
Name:Curious
Subject:Just curious
Just curious on how many different people this test was tested on. No one is the same and is effected differently. No matter what age, height, weight. If it doesn't damage the brain it does damage other vital organs of our bodies. I just see it as a way for people to justify drinking. I don't have a problem with that but I do have a problem with "researches show" kind of thing. It's a never ending quest.
Posted on 2014-01-15 13:25:54

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