Alcohol

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 In an observational study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, researchers from the University of Oxford studied the relationship between the self-reported alcohol intake of some 25,000 people in the UK, and their brain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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