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July 14, 2009

A Couple Drinks a Day May Keep Dementia Away

Drinking one or two alcoholic beverages a day — but no more than that — appears to protect older adults from developing dementia, researchers reported here at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.
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These “moderate drinkers” who are 75 years of age or older had a lower risk of developing dementia than people who had more than two drinks a day and those individuals who abstained from any alcohol completely, Dr. Sink and her colleagues found.

However, Dr. Sink said that despite the findings of the study she would not recommend that anyone who was a nondrinker begin to use alcohol to try to prevent dementia.

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