Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:38

Alcohol consumption and incident dementia in older Japanese adults

A study evaluated the association between the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption and incident dementia in 53,311 older Japanese adults over a long follow-up period. A health checkup questionnaire was used to assess the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption.

The authors conclude that occasional or daily moderate drinking of alcoholic beverages (≤ 2 units per day), could reduce the risk of incident dementia compared to non-drinkers, with greater benefit for men with this level of daily consumption.

 

Liu Y, Mitsuhashi T, Yamakawa M, Sasai M, Tsuda T, Doi H, Hamada J, Alcohol consumption and incident dementia in older Japanese adults: The Okayama Study. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2019 Jun 7. doi. org/10.1111/ggi.13694.

For more information about this article, read the scientific abstract here.

 
 
 

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