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Alcohol may reduce risk of Alzheimer's

Drinking light or moderate amounts of alcohol may cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's and some forms of dementia.

March 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
One or two alcoholic drinks a day can help in the fight against Alzheimer's and some forms of dementia, a new study suggests.

The study, published in Age and Ageing, shows light or moderate drinking can help protect you from developing both diseases later in life.

However, researchers say there's no evidence to suggest that light or moderate drinking lowers your risk for either vascular dementia or general cognitive decline.