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The impact of alcohol
Wine damages the brain stronger than beer or hard liquor, claimed the scientists at the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism published by Oxford University ...
Wine particularly affects the hippocampus, a part of the brain that has a crescent shape and is located deep beneath the temporal cortex. The hippocampus is important for memory and spatial orientation, and one of the first areas of the brain that affects Alzheimer bolest.Istraživaci the German University of Goettingen in detail compared the brain scans of diagnosed alcoholics and healthy people. It has been shown that healthy people have the greatest volume of the hippocampus, 3.85 milliliters (mL). For beer lovers the hippocampal volume was 3.4 ml in those who drank spirits 2.9 ml, and those who drink wine, the hippocampus was only 2.8 ml. - This is the first study to examine how the brains of patients alcohol-dependent decreases in dependence on the type of beverages they drink - German scientists have written, a British daily quoted Independent.Njemacki scientists, too, noticed that people who drink beer have the lowest blood levels of homocysteine. Word of the substances (amino acids), which in large amounts may increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia and brain atrophy. Some scientists believe that the B vitamins and folate, which are found in beer, affect the level of reduction homocisteina.Mnoga previous studies have shown that moderate drinking of wine, especially red, has a number of beneficial health effects, including lowering cholesterol levels. Furthermore, it appeared that the rezveratol, a substance found in the skins of red grapes, helps reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some forms of cancer. However, in a study published last year in the International Journal of Cancer claimed that even one glass of wine a day may increase your risk of bowel cancer by 10 percent.