How a little alcohol could help ‘clean’ the brain | Inquirer Lifestyle

New research suggests for the first time that it could help with the brain’s cleaning process and potentially lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

The new animal study focused in on the glymphatic system, the brain’s unique cleaning process which was first described by Nedergaard and her colleagues in 2012. The system pumps the body’s cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) into brain tissue to flush away waste, including the proteins beta amyloid and tau. A buildup of these proteins in the brains is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

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