Some studies have suggested that alcohol consumption could expose people to a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life. But the mechanics behind this relationship have been unclear — until now.
Alzheimer’s disease affects a person’s memory, as well as their reasoning and decision-making abilities.
In the brain, Alzheimer’s is characterized by the formation of beta-amyloid plaques.
These sticky clumps of the amyloid beta protein interfere with signals transmitted between brain cells, therefore obstructing the circulation of information in the brain.