Wednesday, March 08, 2023


from journal Neurobiology of Disease

Current research suggests alcohol use disorder—that is difficulty in controlling drinking behavior—is considered a risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine showed alcohol increases the accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s and suggests even modest amounts of alcohol speeds up the loss of brain cells along with other dementiarelated behaviors. It used laboratory animals to mimicked human behavior regarding alcohol consumption. Researchers conclude in the journal Neurobiology of Disease that alcohol consumption may be a modifiable risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.