Uh oh…

14 October, 2008 at 11:30 am (This Can't Be Good)

Apparently, booze causes shrinkage

People who drink alcohol — even the moderate amounts that help prevent heart disease — have a smaller brain volume than those who do not, according to a study in the Archives of Neurology.

While a certain amount of brain shrinkage is normal with age, greater amounts in some parts of the brain have been linked to dementia.

Photo of Watermelon Martinis courtesy my two favorite lushes

Photo of Watermelon Martinis courtesy my two favorite lushes

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4 Comments

  1. adayinthelyfe said,

    It’s a record – this is the first time I’ve posted something BEFORE it got thrown on the Slog:
    http://slog.thestranger.com/2008/10/there_go_my_golden_years

  2. jeffreysnodgrass said,

    Watermelon martini. Just the name of that drink shrinks my brain a little.

  3. Kristen said,

    oh crap… Wait. I don’t believe it. If this were true there is no way in hell I would have made it through grad school. It must be bad research.

  4. adayinthelyfe said,

    or maybe if you’d never drank, you’d have finished two years ago…

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