Study: Alcohol May Protect Against Dementia

From the Jun 30, 2011, issue

Wine Spectator's Jacob Gaffney reports that a recent study finds that drinking alcohol in moderation protects against dementia, even after age 75. Scientists from several German university psychiatric departments and primary-care centers reported in the study that, on average, the daily consumption of alcohol reduces the risk of dementia by nearly 30 percent compared to nondrinkers'. Additionally, the risk is another 30 percent lower for people who drink one to two servings per day.

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