Alcohol Consumption Hinders Brain’s Ability to Clear Amyloid Beta, Early Study Reports

Alcohol Consumption Hinders Brain’s Ability to Clear Amyloid Beta, Early Study Reports
Drinking alcohol, especially in excess, may hinder the brain's natural ability to clear itself of amyloid beta protein plaques, the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease, a study in rat cells implies. "Our results … suggest that alcohol consumption may represent a risk factor for development of amyloid burden," the researchers wrote. Their study, “Transcriptome analysis of alcohol-treated microglia reveals downregulation of beta amyloid phagocytosis,” was published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. Previous research has suggested that alcohol consumption, specifically in its impact on the immune system
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