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Alcohol Does Not Destroy Brain Cells

by Jayashree on  July 11, 2007 at 10:44 AM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
Alcohol Does Not Destroy Brain Cells
New Australian research has found that alcohol does not kill off brain cells as generally believed.
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According to Queensland Brain Institute director Professor Perry Bartlett, the notion that heavy drinking destroys large sections of brain cell function similar to a napalm bomb strike, is erroneous.

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The research, presented to a conference of the world's top neuroscientists, claims that there is no evidence that drinking alcohol directly leads to the death of cells.

"Some of the best studies, done in Italy, show a bottle of wine a night can reduce the risk of dementia in old age," News.com.au quoted Professor Bartlett, as saying.

Research also suggests we have an inbuilt repair kit, replenishing more than 100 billion cells in our brain every day of our lives.

Researchers also found that in moderation, alcohol has also been found to have positive benefits for blood vessel health and stroke prevention.

Source: ANI
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