Sunday, July 26, 2009

From the glass to the brain in 6 minutes - Alcohol can really go to your head

Science Daily reported on 06/26/09 on a study which appeared in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism that alcohol can go from the glass to the drinker's brain in 6 minutes.

Here is a snippet from the Science Daily's article:

Just one drink can quickly go to your head. Researchers in Heidelberg tested this well-known adage. Only six minutes after consuming an amount of alcohol equivalent to three glasses of beer or two glasses of wine, leading to a blood alcohol level of 0.05 to 0.06 percent, changes have already taken place in the brain cells, as the scientists in Heidelberg proved using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). Previously the only available data was from animal trials.

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