Alcohol and dementia

Posted on October 9, 2018 by admin
In Medical

 

Recently in the  Lancet Public Health a retrospective study of 31 million adults revealed 1.1 million diagnosed with dementia and  57,000 had early onset dementia ( under  65 yo ) and  around  half  of these were  alcohol related. Consider that  reduction of alcohol consumption may be  the strongest  modifiable risk factor and for men and women the recommendation is  for no more than  2 standard drinks a day,  and  2 alcohol free days are desirable   Furthermore drinking  4 alcoholic drinks on one occasion  more than doubles the risk of  illness or  injury in the  subsequent  6 hours.