By Ben Turner , Live Science, March 10, 2022
Just one pint of beer a day can make the brain look two years older.
Drinking even a single pint of beer or glass of wine a day shrinks the brain, and the effect worsens as the daily drinks increase, a new study of middle-age and older adults suggests.
The study, which surveyed over 36,000 U.K. middle-age and older adults, found that, on average, the brains of people who drank two alcoholic units a day — equivalent to a pint (16 ounces) of beer or a 6-ounce glass of wine — had shrunk to appear two years older than the brains of people who consumed none.
And the more drinks that […]