Mind + Health

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Drink in na­ture’s won­der to re­cover

A small amount of al­co­hol each day can help the brain clear away tox­ins, ac­cord­ing to a study by the Uni­ver­sity of Rochester in New York.

While ex­ces­sive in­take of al­co­hol can have ru­inous ef­fects on the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem, a glass of wine or a pint of beer may, it now ap­pears, do you some good. ‘In this study, we have shown for the first time that low doses of al­co­hol are po­ten­tially ben­e­fi­cial to brain health; namely, it im­proves the brain’s abil­ity to re­move waste,’ said Dr Maiken Ned­er­gaard, who led the study. We’ll drink to that. But only a lit­tle.

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