Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another Study about how Drinking can be Good for You

A new study just published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry analyzed the results of 15 previous studies to demonstrate the people over 60 who consume between 1 and 28 alcoholic drinks per week significantly reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and other dementias. For male drinkers the risk was reduced by 45 percent. Women saw their risk reduced by 27 percent.

Causation is difficult to determine, but probably has to do with how alcohol increases good cholesterol, increases blood flow to the brain, and decreases blood coagulation.


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