Boozing may lead to Alzheimer’s: Alcohol stops the brain from clearing away toxic clumps that lead to the memory-robbing disease, reveals study


Binge drinking could increase the risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, new research has discovered.

Drinking a lot of alcohol reduces the brain’s ability to repair itself and clear away plaques which build up to cause Alzheimer’s, the leading cause of dementia.

It damages the genes which control housekeeping cells in the brain, scientists say, and the finding adds to other research linking drinking and dementia.

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