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072 - Does Alcohol Improve Brain Function by Killing the Slowest Brain Cells: The Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain Dr. Brian's Health Show

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Episode Summary
Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his analysis on today’s topic:Does Alcohol Improve Brain Function by Killing the Slowest Brain Cells: The Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain.

What is alcohol and what effects can it have on the human body? How does alcohol affect the brain? What is the alcohol content of different types of beverages like beer, wine, and hard liquor? Find out in today’s episode!

If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap.

Key Takeaways
01:11 – Dr. Brian makes an exciting announcement about his upcoming book at https://www.influencedsocialmedia.com

02:02 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s topic: Does Alcohol Improve Brain Function by Killing the Slowest Brain Cells: The Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain

04:02 – What is alcohol and what effects can it have on the human body?

07:52 – How does alcohol affect the brain?

09:21 – Alcohol and depression

09:50 – Alcohol content of beer, wine, and hard liquor

10:34 – Dr. Brian stresses the importance of always doing what is best for you and avoiding the societal pressures to drink

12:01 – Dr. Brian teases next week’s topic, reminds listeners about his upcoming book and encourages them to Subscribe, Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

Tweetable Quotes
“The brain cells are not like Survival of the Fittest when it comes to alcohol. It doesn’t somehow make your brain function better by killing off the weaker cells.” (03:43) (Dr. Brian)

“What’s really happening in getting that sensation or that euphoria it’s really causing a dysfunction of brain cells. So, it’s affecting how fast the cells communicate with each other. That’s what gives this phenomena of feeling a buzz or feeling drunk.” (04:12) (Dr. Brian)

“I remember when I was in medical school...I remember interviewing the patient and one of the things I asked was, ‘How much do you drink a day?’ And, this guy was drinking a case of beer each day. That’s twenty-four cans of beer a day. That’s really a huge, massive amount of alcohol.” (05:44) (Dr. Brian)

“Many studies have shown that, with chronic alcohol abuse, the brain changes can be permanent, often leading to impaired brain function.” (08:17) (Dr. Brian)

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Episode Summary
Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his analysis on today’s topic:Does Alcohol Improve Brain Function by Killing the Slowest Brain Cells: The Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain.

What is alcohol and what effects can it have on the human body? How does alcohol affect the brain? What is the alcohol content of different types of beverages like beer, wine, and hard liquor? Find out in today’s episode!

If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap.

Key Takeaways
01:11 – Dr. Brian makes an exciting announcement about his upcoming book at https://www.influencedsocialmedia.com

02:02 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s topic: Does Alcohol Improve Brain Function by Killing the Slowest Brain Cells: The Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain

04:02 – What is alcohol and what effects can it have on the human body?

07:52 – How does alcohol affect the brain?

09:21 – Alcohol and depression

09:50 – Alcohol content of beer, wine, and hard liquor

10:34 – Dr. Brian stresses the importance of always doing what is best for you and avoiding the societal pressures to drink

12:01 – Dr. Brian teases next week’s topic, reminds listeners about his upcoming book and encourages them to Subscribe, Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap

Tweetable Quotes
“The brain cells are not like Survival of the Fittest when it comes to alcohol. It doesn’t somehow make your brain function better by killing off the weaker cells.” (03:43) (Dr. Brian)

“What’s really happening in getting that sensation or that euphoria it’s really causing a dysfunction of brain cells. So, it’s affecting how fast the cells communicate with each other. That’s what gives this phenomena of feeling a buzz or feeling drunk.” (04:12) (Dr. Brian)

“I remember when I was in medical school...I remember interviewing the patient and one of the things I asked was, ‘How much do you drink a day?’ And, this guy was drinking a case of beer each day. That’s twenty-four cans of beer a day. That’s really a huge, massive amount of alcohol.” (05:44) (Dr. Brian)

“Many studies have shown that, with chronic alcohol abuse, the brain changes can be permanent, often leading to impaired brain function.” (08:17) (Dr. Brian)

Resources Mentioned
NCHS Links Mentioned

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