Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer’s, but how?

Alcohol may prime the brain for Alzheimer’s, but how?

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.

Full story at Medical News Today