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Heart Healthy Alcohol Intake May Be Contributing to Dementia Risk


Background: Heavy alcohol use is associated with Korsakoff dementia. Light drinking is thought to be protective of cognitive function, but recently associated with cancer (breast, esophagus, oral). What is the effect of moderate consumption on cognition? Objective: To assess the effects of moderate alcohol consumption on brain structure and function. Design: Prospective cohort study conducted over 30 years. Methods: The initial Whitehall II cohort included 10,000 civil servants. So more...
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