What are the Benefits of Moderate Drinking? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/28/02

What are the Benefits of Moderate Drinking?

We have been hearing more and more about the benefits of moderate drinking, and the latest study indicates that daily moderate consumption of alcohol could fend off Alzheimer's and other types of Dementia. Researchers say it doesn't matter what you're drinking. The effect is the same.

Scientists at Erasmus University in the Netherlands interviewed nearly 5,400 people aged 55 and over for the six year study. How much is moderate? This study suggests one to three drinks a day. Researchers stress that moderation is the key to getting any health benefit from alcohol. The report is published in the Lancet Medical Journal.

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