By: Nicola Davis | Even moderate drinking can damage the brain, claim researchers | Neuroscience | The Guardian
Moderate alcohol consumption can impair cognitive function, says study, countering suggestions that low levels of drinking can help protect the brain
Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol can damage the brain and impair cognitive function over time, researchers have claimed.
While heavy drinking has previously been linked to memory problems and dementia, previous studies have suggested low levels of drinking could help protect the brain. But the new study pushes back against the notion of such benefits.