Does alcohol destroy brain cell

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Alcohol does not kill brain cells. That is a myth spread by temperance activists who wanted to scare people into abstaining. Research has demonstrated that drinking alcohol in moderation reduces the risk of developing senility, including Alzheimer's disease.

Of course, it's unwise to abuse alcohol even though it doesn't destroy brain cells.

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