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Binge drinkers beware. Just one night on the town and being over-served can cause serious damage to your body. Studies have shown that it can negatively impact your brain, especially if you are getting on in years, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.
But, new research by the Universities of Kentucky, Maryland and Texas indicate that alcohol taken in moderation, with the emphasis on moderation, can actually improve the memories of seniors, reports Medical News Today.
“Results showed that light and moderate alcohol consumption in older individuals is linked with higher episodic memory – the ability to recall memories of events – and larger volume in the hippocampus, a region of the brain important for episodic memory,” the only publication stated.