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Brain and Mental Performance

Alcohol May Help to Preserve Mental Faculties

21 years, 10 months ago

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Posted on Sep 25, 2002, 1 p.m. By Bill Freeman

Drinking a small amount of alcohol each day may help women stay mentally alert in their later years, say researchers from Harvard School of Public Health. The study of more than 9,000 women aged 70-79 revealed that women who regularly drank small amounts of alcohol were more likely to score better on memory tests than teetotallers.

Drinking a small amount of alcohol each day may help women stay mentally alert in their later years, say researchers from Harvard School of Public Health. The study of more than 9,000 women aged 70-79 revealed that women who regularly drank small amounts of alcohol were more likely to score better on memory tests than teetotallers. Study leader Dr Meir Stampfer, said: "The effect we saw on cognitive function from alcohol was the equivalent of being 1 or 2 years younger."

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.reutershealth.com on the 15th June 2001

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