Old Drinkers Protected Against Dementia

POTBut you have to reach 75, life is not fair. Richard Alleyne writes in the Telegraph:

Scientists found pensioners aged 75 or over who like a daily pint or glass of wine are helping to stave off senility.

Those who drink alcohol are 30 per cent less likely to develop dementia and 40 per cent less likely to suffer Alzheimer’s than those who were teetotal, according to the research.

A study of more than 3,200 German people aged 75 or over attending GPs, who were free of dementia, were studied and checked 18 months and three years later.

Associations between alcohol consumption, type of alcohol – wine, beer, mixed alcohol beverages – and incident dementia were examined.

“People should be aware that we are talking about mild/moderate consumption of alcohol,” said Professor Siegfried Weyerer from the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany.

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8 Responses to Old Drinkers Protected Against Dementia

  1. GoodDoktorBad May 30, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Drunkeness resembles dementia…

  2. Anonymous May 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Drunkeness resembles dementia…

  3. SF2K01 May 31, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    Blah blah blah, correlation, yadda yadda yadda, further studies needed to determine level, if any, of causation.

    Aren’t these the same scientists who told me a glass of wine a day was healthy?

  4. Anonymous May 31, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Blah blah blah, correlation, yadda yadda yadda, further studies needed to determine level, if any, of causation.

    Aren’t these the same scientists who told me a glass of wine a day was healthy?

  5. Hadrian999 May 31, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    I know for a fact that alcohol is the only thing keeping the world from driving me insane

  6. Hadrian999 May 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    I know for a fact that alcohol is the only thing keeping the world from driving me insane

  7. Simiantongue May 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    There is a joke here about pickled brains but I’m too drunk to hash it out just now. 

  8. Simiantongue June 1, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    There is a joke here about pickled brains but I’m too drunk to hash it out just now. 

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