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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Can You Sharpen Your Mind With Moderate Alcohol Consumption?

According to a recent study, drinking a moderate amount of alcohol each day may reduce the risk of dementia in women.

Researchers followed over 4,400 women, for an average of 4.2 years with annual Modified Mini-Mental State Examinations (MMSE) -- a measure of cognitive function -- and other tests to detect mild cognitive impairment and possible dementia. Findings indicated women who drank one or more alcoholic drinks a day tended to perform better on tests of cognitive function (focusing on memory, language, concentration and abstract learning) than women who reported drinking less.

Even when adjusting for factors such as education level and family income, researchers still found moderate alcohol intake was linked to better cognitive function and a decreased risk of dementia.

Suggested Reasons Why Alcohol Affects Cognitive Function

May reduce the development of blood clots in the brain and increase blood flow, improving cognition

Tends to increase levels of high-density lipoprotein, or "good" cholesterol, which may reduce the risk for narrowed vessels in the brain

May decrease the formation of plaque associated with Alzheimer's

However, despite discoveries researchers warn the results of the study should be interpreted with caution: By no means do they encourage people who don't drink to start, nor do they advise those who drink less to increase their intake.

American Journal of Epidemiology February 1, 2005;161(3):228-38

Science Daily January 26, 2005

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-12-2005, 01:04 PM
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So does that mean that my all night drinking binge last night was good for me??!!


I wish they stated what kind of alcohal was the best. Though, I pretty much covered it all last night.

OH! And that means when guys try to get us drunk, its for our own benefit!! How sweet!
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