Drink a day may keep Alzheimer’s at bay

By: Sarah Boesveld
The Globe and Mail January 20, 2009

If your New Year’s resolution is to stop tippling, you may want to reconsider.

Instead, vow to spend 2009 drinking in moderation if you want to keep Alzheimer’s at bay, a new report suggests.

People who have one to two alcoholic drinks a day are often at a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than their teetotalling peers, researchers concluded after analyzing 44 studies about moderate alcohol intake and its effect on the heart and the brain.

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