Study: Drinking any amount of alcohol causes damage to the brain

"There is no such thing as a 'safe' level of drinking, with increased consumption of alcohol associated with poorer brain health... In an observational study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, researchers from the University of Oxford studied the relationship between the self-reported alcohol intake of some 25,000 people in the UK, and their brain scans." - CNN

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Alcohol and your heart: Just getting a buzz can trigger an irregular rhythm

"The effects of alcohol on your heart can be immediate, triggering an irregular rhythm called atrial fibrillation or AFib, according to new state-of-the-art research." - CNN

2018 related: No amount of alcohol is good for your overall health, global study says

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Association of Low to Moderate Alcohol Drinking With Cognitive Functions From Middle to Older Age Among US Adults

"In this cohort study of 19887 participants from the Health and Retirement Study, with a mean follow-up of 9.1 years, when compared with never drinking, low to moderate drinking was associated with significantly better trajectories of higher cognition scores for mental status, word recall, and vocabulary and with lower rates of decline in each of these cognition domains." - JAMA

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What the Church Can Do About the Alcohol-Related Death Epidemic

"While the church has more to offer an addict, even many Christians turn to 12-step programs (like Alcoholics Anonymous). Why? According to Dunnington, one reason is that churches aren’t calling people to confess their sins or admit they are sinners" - TGC

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“...the rate of deaths involving alcohol has risen more than 50% over the last two decades”

"In addition to identifying a steep increase in the rate of alcohol-related deaths, the study’s authors also presented other findings showing an increase in the annual number of alcohol-related injuries. From 2006 to 2014, the rate of emergency room admissions due to alcohol consumption increased 47.3% among those older than 12, while alcohol-related hospitalizations increased 51.4% between 2000 and 2015." - W. Examiner

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