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Research suggests alcohol consumption helps stave off dementia

2 March 2011

Experts agree that long-term alcohol abuse is detrimental to memory function and can cause neuro-degenerative disease. However, according to a study published in Age and Ageing by Oxford University Press today, there is evidence that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia.


Read the paper: Current alcohol consumption and its relationship to incident dementia: results from a 3-year follow-up study among primary care attenders aged 75 years and older

Published in Age and Ageing, Advance Access, 2 March 2011.

Read the press release here.



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