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Cerebral Damage, Poor Blood Flow Linked To Alcohol Intake

September 14, 2010 by  

Cerebral damage, poor blood flow linked to alcohol intakeThe likelihood of suffering from poor brain health may be increased by excessive drinking and weight gain, according to a study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Previous trials have shown that people with a high alcohol intake are at an increased risk for developing obesity or an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). In order to determine how these complications affect brain function, researchers analyzed the BMI, metabolism and blood flow of more than 50 male participants of an alcohol-assistance program.

The results suggested that former alcoholics with high BMI measurements were more likely to develop poor cerebral blood flow and brain damage.

The researchers concluded that in addition to reducing one’s alcohol intake, exercising regularly and following a healthier diet can help with weight loss and improving one’s overall health.

"Since individuals who consume substantial amounts of alcohol are at risk of obesity, it is important to understand the influence of body fat deposition on the measures we are examining," said Susan Tapert, co-author of the study.

In 2008, approximately 50 percent of all adults residing in the U.S. were regular drinkers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.ADNFCR-1961-ID-19938969-ADNFCR

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  • Cribster

    Sheesh, we just used to call it a “Beer Belly.”

  • Lewis Munn

    Hardly new. Alcohol kills brain cells, decreases mental acuity, and the effects vary from person to person.

    What else is new and astounding.

    If we went to an enforced prohibition, we would eliminate a lot of losses to society. And a lot of crime. And a lot of drunken legislation.

    And before you all holler about the “prohibition era” you better look into the deliberate acts of non-enforcement under the government tacit OKing.

    The government permitted much of the crime, but of course, only a few copies of the documentation proving it have survived; there was a mass raiding of libraries to remove that part of history.

    Money can even alter historical books and documents!

    • June Russell

      Check for some outstanding facts about how light and moderate alcohol damage the body!

  • Mark

    Wow, we all gotta die. These gov’t agencies and journals written by humans that put their pants on the same way I do have an agenda. My agenda is let everyone alone and let them be themselves, no need for more governmental communist controls like cigarette smokers have had to adjust to. And I know for a fact that not drinking will cause me to live forever. So … I choose to drink my beer and be happy. Only God can promise me eternal life, not some stupidly put together journal or disease control gov’t agency. Right now the gov’t is the disease. Think I’ll have another cold one, its five o’clock somewhere.

  • http://gmail i41

    Big Mamee should take her carrots and vegs and buzz off. First it is french fries and hamburgers she wants to stop, I think we should restrict the two WH muslims to basement and learn color by numbers, so no more idoit ideas are dreamed up. Omoron could saddle her up and practice roping goats and they both would stay in shape. If Oby was too rough with the spurs, the belle might just kick him 2 1/2 yrs down the road, in breaking the barriers and want a reride.

  • Hannibal Smith


  • trustylife

    right on man you have some great ideas. i’ll be posting this on my facebook


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