Daily smoking, drinking linked to advanced brain age

Researchers have found that daily drinking and smoking may be linked to modest increases in relative brain age compared to those who drink and smoke less.

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed that certain lifestyle habits, such as heavy smoking and alcohol consumption, are associated with adverse effects in specific brain regions.

“Our analyses of alcohol intake frequency and relative brain age indicated that subjects who drank daily or almost daily had a significantly higher relative brain age compared to those who drank less frequently,” said study researchers from University of Southern California in the US.

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