posted on Jan, 19 2005 @ 11:53 PM
This doesn't surprise me at all. Alcohol is a blood thinner. As age progresses, it has been shown that cholesterol builds in the veins,
capillaries(veins that are roughly the width of one cell), etc. and can eventually clot in some cases. Thus, the reason for heartattacks and strokes.
It would stand to reason that the thinning of the blood would help offset the buildup, thus allowing oxygen and other nutrients to continue being
ingested by the highest amount of cells - the brain is an intricate network of capillaries. of course moderation is the key, otherwise you are
exposing valuable neurons to a highly toxitic substance which would negate the oygen/nutrient factor.