By Kayla Brantley For Dailymail.com
- Chronic alcohol drinking kills stem cells in key regions of the brain and reduces the development of new nerve cells in adults
- For the first time, research showed that female brains showed more severe deficits than males
- Researchers said this discovery provides a new way of approaching the problem of alcohol-related changes in the brain
For the first time, research showed that female brains displayed more severe deficits after drinking than males, who would need more than 14 drinks a week to suffer significant damage.
The researchers in Texas said the findings, while alarming, could open a door to combating alcoholism by helping us to understand alcohol-related brain changes.
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