Thompson J. Abstinence and heavy drinking raise risk of dementia. Practitioner Sept 2018;262(1818):5

Abstinence and heavy drinking raise risk of dementia

24 Sep 2018Registered users

The risk of dementia in old age is greater in individuals who abstain from alcohol and those who consume more than 14 units per week from midlife than for those who drink moderately, according to findings from a large prospective cohort study. For those drinking > 14 units/week, a 7 unit increase in weekly alcohol consumption was associated with a 17% increase in the risk of dementia.

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