Alcohol accelerates aging and causes Alzheimer's disease: it's all due to the reduction of the bodymer

Alcohol accelerates aging and causes Alzheimer's disease: it's all due to the reduction of the bodym

Scientists have estimated the length of the bodymer in more than 24,500 participants from the British biobank, and alcohol has turned out to accelerate aging and cause serious age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's.

Previous studies have shown that alcohol is particularly harmful to persons under 40 years of age and can slow the growth of the developing brain in adolescents and young people.

However, all these studies have not shown whether alcohol is really responsible for these effects or is responsible for the relevant factors, such as socio-economic status; the new genetic analysis solves the problem.

Researchers from Oxford Population Health presented the results of a new genetic analysis, suggesting that alcohol directly accelerates aging by damaging DNA in the bodymers, says in the agency's press release.

"These results confirm the assumption that alcohol, especially in excessive quantities, has a direct impact on the length of the bodymer. Shorter body-meaters have suggested risk factors that may cause a number of serious age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. Our results will be useful to doctors and patients. In addition, a dose of alcohol — even a reduction in alcohol consumption can be beneficial," noted the research director, Dr. Anya Topiwala of Oxford Population Health.

In the past, scientists have learned that abbreviation of the body and activity of the body is linked, for example, to the development of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as well as to the reduction of immunity, and it is believed that the biological age of a person can be determined by the length of his bodymer.