From the April 1972 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

No Fountain of Youth

Ever wonder why some people get silly when they drink? A research team at the University of South Carolina Medical School has an answer: Alcohol induces senility by a process known as "blood sludging."

"Alcohol, even in moderation, speeds up the destruction of nerve cells and initiates senility earlier in the life of any drinking man--or woman," reports Dr. Melvin H. Knisely, head of the research team.

-- Lloyd Shearer

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