Heavy Drinking Can 'Age' Men's Memory

Study finds more than two and a half alcoholic drinks per day could shave nearly six years off a man's memory.
3:00 | 01/15/14

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A beer or glass of wine for -- and occasional indulgence and in moderation it may even be good for you. -- bill that would drinking gets out of hand our health pays the price now. A new study that suggests men who drink too much for too long -- be doing lasting damage to their memory and other brain functions. Researchers at University College London tracked the drinking habits. Of middle aged men over ten years they also periodically evaluated their performance on a series of brain -- Those men who had on average more than two and a half drinks per day did works on their tests. Compared to men who did not drink nearly as much. In fact. The researchers estimated these heavy drinkers -- between a year and a half nearly six years off of their memories. While the same results were not seen in women we know that anyone who drinks too much regularly is harming themselves it's another reason to know when to say -- With this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy Johnson.

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