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Aging: Moderate Drinking May Help the Brain

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR | NY Times

“People over 60 who consume moderate amounts of alcohol have a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, according to a large review of studies.

The analysis, which appeared in the July issue of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, reviewed 15 studies that together followed more than 28,000 subjects for at least two years. All the studies controlled for age, sex, smoking and other factors. The studies variously defined light to moderate drinking as 1 to 28 drinks per week.”

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September 10, 2009 - Posted by | Wisdom Blog posts

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