At what age is alcohol the most dangerous for our brain?

Alcohol is dangerous for your health and should be consumed in moderation. What is more, there are periods in our life, where alcohol is very harmful for our brain. One of its periods is not directly linked to the age of the consumer: it is obviously during pregnancy.

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and relayed by the magazine Futura Health, “even moderate alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with decreased cognitive and behavioral abilities in children”. Then there is the period of adolescence, 15 to 19 years old.

Indeed, at this age, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to “a reduction in neocortical volume“and therefore” low to moderate deficits in cognitive functions “, explain the authors of the study. Finally, alcohol consumption after 65 years is also dangerous since it increases the risk of brain damage.

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