Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Occasional tipple might cut Alzheimer's risk

A Spanish study by researchers from the University of Valencia has found that a moderate consumption of alcohol could lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The study compared 176 people with Alzheimer's and 246 healthy people. The participants - or in the case of the people with Alzheimer's the participants' relatives - were asked about their lifestyle and the study found that moderate alcohol consumption, particularly in women who did not smoke was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's. Contrary to previous research the risk of Alzheimer's was unaffected by the amount of cigarettes people smoked.

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