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Dementia

27 May 2010

Moderate Drinking May Protect Brain From Alzheimer's

Non-smoking women seem to benefit the most, study finds

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"Our results suggest a protective effect of alcohol consumption, mostly in non-smokers, and the need to consider interactions between tobacco and alcohol consumption, as well as interactions with gender, when assessing the effects of smoking and/or drinking on the risk of Alzheimer's disease," the study's lead author, Ana M. Garcia, from the University of Valencia's department of preventive medicine and public health, said in a news release.

 

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