Study: Moderate drinking may alter your brain

(KRON/CNN) — A new study suggests moderate drinking is not good for your brain, according to British researchers.

The study finds that people who drank heavily have the highest risk of hippocampal atrophy.

It is a form of brain damage that can be associated with Alzheimer’s and other memory-loss conditions.

The study also suggests that the brains of even moderate drinkers changed too and had a higher risk of hippocampal atrophy than those who didn’t drink at all.

Researchers say that the heavier drinkers saw a faster decline in language skills and had trouble processing thoughts quickly. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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