Brain Size and Alcohol Consumption

Random alcohol stat of the day courtesy of Best Life, Sept. 2007:

According to a group of Neuroscientists at Wellesley College, in Massachusetts, people who have more than 14 drinks per week (2-drinks per day) have on average a 1.6 percent smaller brain that their moderation adhering friends.

I don’t know if this is causation or correlation but it is interesting. Maybe those with smaller brains are more likely to lack the ability to moderate alcohol consumption or maybe the alcohol causes a reduction in brain size… who knows. We do know however that more than 2-drinks a day has a direct negative effect on life expectancy so let this be another warning to keep the alcohol intake to 1-2 drinks a day.

Leading Causes of Death

Heart Disease is easily the leading cause of death in America. One of the major contributors to heart disease is cholesterol. See the following posts for more on lowering your risk for heart disease:

How To Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels Naturally

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