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Spanish scientists discover why alcohol causes brain damage
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thinkSPAIN , Monday, May 7, 2012

SCIENTISTS in Spain have proven, for the first time, that continuous alcohol consumption causes brain damage.

Experiments revealed ethanol in alcohol wears away at the sheath of the myelin, a substance in the brain that controls nervous function, causing delayed reactions.

Although it has long been known that excessive or regular consumption of alcohol leads to a cognitive decline, the exact reason for this has not been found out until now.

Sophisticated imaging following laboratory tests showed a disintegration of the proteins that form the myelin sheath.


 
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