Heavy Drinking Is The Biggest Avoidable Risk Factor In The Onset Of Dementia


Rachel Baxter 21 Feb 2018, 12:13

While for moderate drinkers the study is no cause for alarm, what it does highlight is the importance of keeping your alcohol consumption within the recommended limits of 14 units per week. That's seven pints of lager or seven 175-milliliter glasses of wine. 

According to Sara Imarisio of Alzheimer’s UK; “Although there is no sure-fire way to completely prevent dementia, the best current evidence indicates that as well as only drinking in moderation, staying physically and mentally active, eating a healthy balanced diet, not smoking, and keeping weight, cholesterol and blood pressure in check are all good ways to support a healthy brain as we age.”

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