Doctors and specialists strongly caution against consuming alcohol for its ability to alter the organisms of the body, which can cause numerous harms to health. However, excessive consumption, especially in daily doses, can be more dangerous than it appears.
According to a study published last Friday (4), in the journal Nature, a small dose per day is enough to affect the brain, reducing its size, and thus its development.
Brain and a glass of alcoholic beverage. (Photo: Playback/iStock)
In addition to the analysis, according to the relevant experts, the situation may worsen with increased consumption, which in many cases consumers do not notice, which can lead to more serious consequences than imagined.
To obtain the result, only beer cans and a glass of wine were used. In this house, one dose is equivalent to a unit of alcohol, which, when answered, surprises you with its ability to reach the size of a human brain.
During the analysis, brain activities were observed through images taken from more than 36,000 adults and older adults. The impressive thing is that during this process, people reported varying doses per day, which mostly went from low consumption, of two doses, to high, over four.
A glass of alcoholic beverage. (Photo: Playback/Getty Images)
The most interesting thing was to note changes in the micro- and macro-structure of the brain of people who drank more than three doses per day, which reduced the white and gray matter in the organ, as well as caused premature aging. In some cases, the brain age of the person who swallowed more than four lives is more than 10 years.
However, despite the diagnoses, the study has some limitations due to the age group and nationality of the participants (by Europeans) and a report only one year ago. However, although the diagnosis of alcohol dependence or abuse was not considered for those involved, the previous finding was extremely important to demonstrate that, even with such a short period and low doses, alcohol exceeds altered consciousness.
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