Cerebral Damage, Poor Blood Flow Linked To Alcohol Intake

0 Shares

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

Personal Liberty

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.