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New Study Results Strengthens Link between Light-Drinking and De

15 years, 7 months ago

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Posted on Apr 09, 2003, 1 p.m. By Bill Freeman

Results of yet another study add further support to the theory that moderate drinking may help to guard against age-related memory loss. Dr Kenneth J Mukamal of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues found that people who drank between one and six alcoholic drinks each week were 50% less likely to have developed dementia by then end of the seven-year-long study than teetotallers.

Results of yet another study add further support to the theory that moderate drinking may help to guard against age-related memory loss. Dr Kenneth J Mukamal of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and colleagues found that people who drank between one and six alcoholic drinks each week were 50% less likely to have developed dementia by then end of the seven-year-long study than teetotallers. However, drinking too much alcohol had the opposite effect, as results showed that those who drank 14 or more drinks each week were at higher risk of dementia.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Journal of the American Medical Association 2003;289:1405-1413.

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