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Overweight Drinkers More Prone to Brain Injury

Excessive drinking can cause weight gain. That’s not news. But what is news is that if you gain weight and drink excessively, it’s double trouble for your brain health, according to new research.

According to the new study, if you are overweight and you abuse alcohol, you are more susceptible to brain injury than people who drink and are not overweight.

“It is commonly believed that it is the large amount of consumed alcohol by itself that leads to brain injury in alcoholics,” said principal investigator Dieter J. Meyerhoff, a professor of radiology at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center. (more…)