Alzheimer's Disease

Moderate to heavy drinkers are more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia

Moderate to heavy drinkers are more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia

UC San Diego claims in a new study that certain people who regularly consume moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol are more likely to live to 85 without developing  dementia and other cognitive problems compared to people who don't drink at all.

The long-term study was largely based on white, middle-class men and women living in Rancho Bernardo, a master-planned community in North County.

The paper was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, and is the latest in a series of mostly non-definitive studies that examine how everything from genetics to diet to environment factor in to the development of dementia.

The new UC San Diego paper says, in part,...

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