Drink Up: Booze Doesn’t Kill Brain Cells After All

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First, science tells us that drinking alcohol will make us better at working out. And now! The Atlantic tells us that alcohol won’t kill any of our precious brain cells, despite what our parents may have told us. This great quote comes from a book called Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine: ” … alcohol does many things to the brain, one thing it clearly doesn’t do is wipe out neurons indiscriminately.” The news is especially welcome today, because it is cold here in the northeast and we are looking forward to fortifying ourselves with a hot toddy (or two!) later. [Atlantic]