Moderate drinking tied to lower levels of Alzheimer’s brain protein (Business Standard):
“Korean researchers studied 414 men and women, average age 71, who were free of dementia or alcohol-related disorders. All underwent physical exams, tests of mental acuity, and positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. They were carefully interviewed about their drinking habits.
The study, in PLOS Medicine, measured drinking in “standard drinks” — 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine, or one-and-a-half ounces of hard liquor. Compared with abstainers, those who drank one to 13 standard drinks a week had a 66 per cent lower rate of beta amyloid deposits in their brains. [Read more…] about Study: Moderate lifetime drinking may lead to lower Alzheimer-related beta amyloid deposits in the brain