Changing your drinking habits might be bad for the aging brain
By ParentInProgress on July 18, 2012
We've been told for years that red wine is good for us, but new evidence points to the idea that large quanitites of any alcohol - or just CHANGING your drinking habits (even from more to less!) - may actually be bad for the aging brain.
Researchers studied 1,300 women over 20 years and found that:
- nondrinkers who became drinkers had 200% higher risk of "diminished mental skills"
- women who cut back a bit on their drinking had a 30% increased risk of developing mental impairment
- moderate drinkers (7-14 drinks a week) were 60% more likely to develop mental problems
Of course, it could be the chicken and egg: Did people with mental problems drink more (or start drinking)?
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