Alcohol and Alzheimer’s Disease

Amid all the controversy regarding alcohol consumption, a new study over a twenty-three year period in the United Kingdom of more than 9,000 middle-aged people found that those with an excessive drinking habit or non-drinking teetotalers had an equally higher risk of dementia than those who drank moderately.

It’s All About the Flow

Excessive alcohol may cause damage to brain neurons whch could therefore compromise cognitive function. Abstaining from alcohol however, may deprive the brain of some of the potential benefits of alcohol in keeping the blood flow strong, which in turn nourishes the neurons involved in higher brain functions.

While drinking alcohol in moderation can lower the risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes, some studies have found that moderate drinking may actually be good for the brain. However it is difficult to draw any conclusions about lifetime drinking problems, according to an August 20, 2018 Time Magazine article.

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