Drinking Kills Brain Cells: Kind of a

downer for the weekend, but a new study says even moderate drinking messes with our brain cells in the

long run, reports Atlantic Wire.

Lab rats given a liquid diet, sometimes with alcohol, turned up something

unexpected: The production of brain cells in the rats with moderate blood-alcohol levels was almost 40 percent


Bottom line: Even moderate drinking, while not a problem in the short term, can start to prevent us

from learning new things in the long-term.