Alcohol Consumption Over 60 May Lower Risk of Dementia

RoseTracker| A large review if 15 studies that followed more than 28,000 subjects for at least two years determined that moderate drinking, defined as 1 to 28 drinks per week, reduced the risk for dementia by 45 percent in men and 27 percent in women.

Whlle it’s difficult to control for the beverage type and individual behavior, existing studies provide ample evidence that moderate alcohol consumption can improve “good cholesterol” or HDL, improves blood flow to the brain and decreases blood coagulation.

Simply stated, passages remain open and fluid in our brains. Researchers warn that these findings must be placed with the larger context of alcohol consumption on other aspects of a bealthy body.  via NYTimes