Frequent alcohol use kills new brain cells in adults: women more vulnerable

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LOW LEVELS OF ALCOHOL MAY BE GOOD FOR THE BRAIN

According to researchers, a small alcoholic drink each day may be beneficial for brain health. Using mice, researchers found low levels of alcohol consumption is associated with less brain inflammation and a more effective glymphatic system. This allows CSF to flow more efficiently through the brain and remove waste that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases. READ MORE…
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STUDY POKES HOLES IN FETAL ALCOHOL HYPOTHESIS

A new study challenges conventional beliefs about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Researchers discovered no differences in microglia activity in the brains of health mice and those exposed to alcohol during early development. The study brings into question the whether the brain’s immune system cells are to blame for the neurological damage that occurs as a result of fetal alcohol exposure. READ MORE…
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BRAIN INJURY IN KIDS MIGHT LEAD TO ALCOHOL ABUSE

According to a new Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience study, children who experienced TBI under the age of 5 were 3.6 times more likely to have problems with substance abuse as teens. Finding suggest traumatic brain injuries during early life could be a risk factor for alcohol abuse later in life. READ MORE…

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