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Does Drinking Kill Brain Cells?

Posted February 26, 2013 3:33 PM

From Mental_Floss:

Reader Scott wrote in to ask, "Does alcohol kill brain cells?"

"Oh, Lisa, you and your stories. 'Bart is a vampire.' 'Beer kills brain cells.' Now let's go back to that…building…thingy, where our beds and TV…is." - Homer Simpson

Watch someone after they've had a few drinks, and you'll find evidence that alcohol does something to their brain. They stumble, slur their words, lose control of their emotions, and forget things.

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02/26/2013 4:18 PM

How else can we explain what happens to politicians? They always seem likeable and at least semi-intelligent when we first elect them. There's a reason they're called political parties.

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02/26/2013 10:47 PM

But how do you explain the engineering achievements in the past. The Engineeres of old and today were/are all oiled but manage/d the very best! The damage to the politicians must be a different one!

I for now say: NO drinking does not kill brain cells!

(I would not be able to write this if it was!)

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02/26/2013 11:45 PM

This looks like interesting research. Do they need volunteers?

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Re: Does Drinking Kill Brain Cells?

02/27/2013 8:37 AM

The buffalo theory applies here.Only the weakest of the herd is killed by the predator,thereby strengthening the herd as a whole.Same thing with the brain.

Getting rid of weak neurons leaves more oxygen and blood supply for the strong ones.

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02/27/2013 8:47 AM

Brinkin' rots the drain smells evry time I tells ya...
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02/27/2013 11:25 AM

Thinking kills brain cells. After thinking a billion thoughts, you're dead.

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02/27/2013 12:16 PM

Agreed - kills the weak stragglers. So keep them all organized and healthy.

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I'm not under the alchofluence of inkohol like some thinkle peep I am,

But the drunker I stand here the longer I get.

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02/27/2013 8:53 PM

After much research, all I can say is "we need more research"...

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02/28/2013 7:16 AM

So, reading the article, we learn that drinking alcohol can make people drunk, and that it can lead to damaged brain function.

We need a new 'no s#it, Sherlock' button. eesh...I'm going down the pub to see if I can hear something interesting or useful.

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04/18/2013 8:11 AM

I do not have a drinking problem

I drink..I get drunk...I fall down...NO PROBLEM!

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