Thursday, August 18, 2011

Alzheimer’s? I'll drink to that!

About a month ago, we mentioned a few preventive measures that seem to stave off this dreaded disease (of course, since we don't really know what causes Alzheimer's, it's all pretty much circumstantial evidence). Be that as it may, new research shows another potential "vaccine" of sorts:

Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine "reviewed studies dating to 1977 that included more than 365,000 participants ... Moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia."

Wine showed the most promise, although the researchers were quick to point out that "this finding was based on a relatively small number of studies, because most papers did not distinguish types of alcohol."


Still, not sure what harm can be done by following the implied prescription.
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