Moderate Alcohol Consumption Lowers The Risk Of Dementia

alcohol consumptionAccording to a US study, one or two alcoholic beverages a day may reduce risk of developing dementia in elderly people.

According to researchers, seniors who consumed less than 14 drinks a week had 37 percent lower risk of the disease compared to general population. The researchers asked more than 3000 people aged 75 and older.

At the beginning of the six-year study, 2,587 participants had no signs of problems with their brain while 482 had mild cognitive impairment. During the study 523 new dementia cases emerged.

Factors such as smoking, depression and social activity are taken into account, and found that one or two drinks a day was associated with a 37% lower risk of dementia among those who were cognitively normal at the start of the study.

Source: BBC News

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