Moderate drinking? Alcohol consumption significantly decreases neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus

@article{Anderson2012ModerateDA,
  title={Moderate drinking? Alcohol consumption significantly decreases neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus},
  author={Megan L Anderson and Miriam S Nokia and Karuthapillai Govindaraju and Tracey J. Shors},
  journal={Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={224},
  pages={202-209}
}
Drinking alcohol in moderation is often considered a health-conscious behavior, associated with improved cardiovascular and brain health. However, "moderate" amounts of alcohol include drinking 3-4 alcohol beverages in a day, which is closer to binge drinking and may do more harm than good. Here we examined how daily drinking of moderate-high alcohol alters the production of new neurons in the adult hippocampus. Male and female adult Sprague-Dawley rats were provided free access to a liquid… CONTINUE READING

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