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Dementia

17 August 2011

Moderate drinking may prevent dementia

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, especially wine, may lower the risk of dementia, according to a review of previous research.

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, especially wine, may lower the risk of dementia, according to a review of previous research.

On the other hand, heavy drinking (more than three to five drinks per day) was associated with a higher risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, but the researchers said this finding was not statistically significant.

 

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