26.05.2021 – 08:35
Those who think that they can control the alcohol they drink in order not to harm them, should think again.
Because alcohol consumption, in any quantity, seems to affect much earlier than previously thought. A study by the University of Oxford shows that this consumption causes a reduction in the volume of gray matter in the brain and affects memory. 25 thousand people participated in the study.
Verifications have shown that any amount of alcohol leads to poorer mental health and that there is no “safe” level of alcohol consumption. “The more alcohol we consume, the more the volume of gray matter in the brain decreases.” said Anya Topiwala, a highly experienced clinical researcher and lead author of the study.
Excess alcohol affects first of all the brain: perception is distorted, the ability to judge is disturbed, the ability to concentrate is reduced. At the same time the booking threshold is lowered; perhaps feels a kind of pleasant calm. But overeating can cause intoxication to the point of loss of consciousness. Depressions and aggressions become stronger. “Reducing brain volume consequently leads to poorer memory performance,” she explained.