Drinking 'halves dementia risk'
OLDER Australians who indulge in up to 28 drinks a week stand a better chance of warding off dementia than those who abstain, according to a new study.
Data compiled from 15 international studies, including responses from more than 10,000 people, found that drinkers, not teetotallers, are better off when it comes to developing diseases affecting cognitive function.
Those aged 60 and older who consumed between one and 28 alcoholic drinks each week, were almost 30 per cent less likely to have Alzheimer's later on in life, the data found.
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Now I don't feel soooo bad.