A new study on alcohol's long-term effects on the brain has found that elderly people who drink moderately may have generally healthier brains than nondrinkers and heavy drinkers. The research, published in the September 2001 issue of Stroke, found that light to moderate alcohol consumption is associated with fewer brain lesions and so-called silent strokes—small strokes that may not be noticed when they occur.
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