Brain Protein Called Vimentin Can Indicate Damage to the Hippocampus Following Binge Drinking, University of Kentucky Study
Published: Jan 23, 2013
Chronic drinking is known to have detrimental health effects such as cardiac and liver problems, cognitive impairments, and brain damage. Binge drinking in particular is known to increase the risk of developing dementia and/or brain damage, yet little is known about an exact threshold for the damaging effects of alcohol. A study using rodents to examine various markers of neurodegeneration has found that brain damage can occur with as little as 24 hours of binge-like alcohol exposure.