Moderate Drinking May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s

By James Madeiros


Since we’re always trying to keep you updated on everything alcohol health related, we wanted to get up a quick post about some results published in Journal of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.

The preliminary findings show that moderate drinkers are 23% less likely to have signs of Alzheimer’s disease or memory problems. Moderate drinking is defined as one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men. It appears that the alcohol may suppress neuroinflammation, or, more simply put, have an anti-inflammatory effect on the brain.

It is important to note that this isn’t a ticket to drink more; quite the contrary. The study also showed that excessive drinking, defined as 3-5 drinks per day, increased the chance of dementia. The study included excess of 365,000 participants from 19 countries.

To read more on this topic, check out the following articles:

WebMD – Moderate Alcohol Drinking May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk
HuffingtonPost – Study: Dementia Risk Decreases With Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Of course, I should remind everyone that our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, you should work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. If you’re going to drink, do it legally and responsibly; don’t be stupid =).

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