Does alcohol kill brain cells?

AlcoholContrary to perception, drinking alcohol does not kill brain cells but it can damage them, according to an article published by the Scientific American Mind. Specifically, alcohol can impair the dendrite of neurons, causing some problems in the relaying of information between cells. This damage specifically happens in the cerebellum, which is concerned with motor coordination and learning.

However, this damage is temporary but it can cause some changes in neuronal structure.


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