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Reduced risk of cognitive impairment by light to moderate intake of alcoholic beverages

01/01/2011

Most studies in Caucasian populations showed that current drinkers with light to moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages reduced their risk of cognitive impairment and dementia.

However, there is limited information concerning the association between alcohol consumption and cognitive function among older adults in Chinese populations. Recently, researchers from the University of Hong Kong carried out a cross-sectional study of 314 Chinese older participants with an average age of 79.9 years. Participants' socio-demographic information, other diseases, alcohol drinking habits, and a Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) for cognitive function were obtained by a face-to-face interview.
The study results suggest that heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment while light to moderate drinking is associated with reduced risk.

 

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