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The #1 Worst Eating Habit for Memory Loss

By Jeff Csatari of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 3 of 5: Even drinking what's considered a moderate amount of alcohol can hurt your brain. One study in the journal Stroke by researchers at Johns Hopkins University's department of epidemiology found that having one drink a day can result in brain atrophy. Another study in PLOS Medicine showed that drinking more than seven drinks a week resulted in increased levels of iron in the brain, which has been linked with cognitive problems.

Too much alcohol may lead to brain atrophy.

Even drinking what's considered a moderate amount of alcohol can hurt your brain. One study in the journal Stroke by researchers at Johns Hopkins University's department of epidemiology found that having one drink a day can result in brain atrophy. Another study in PLOS Medicine showed that drinking more than seven drinks a week resulted in increased levels of iron in the brain, which has been linked with cognitive problems.

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