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What is the link between alcohol and Alzheimer’s?

April 2, 2022

From the Medical News Today website

Excessive alcohol use may put a person at risk of developing certain health problems relating to the brain. This may increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease. 

Around one in six American adults drink to excess, and almost half of the United States population drank alcohol in 2020. Excessive drinking can cause long-term effects such as strokeheart disease, and cancer.

Long-term alcohol use may lead to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a type of dementia that affects more than six million Americans. And although the likelihood of having dementia also increases with age, it is not a typical part of aging.

This article discusses the link between moderate and excessive alcohol consumption and AD and the risks of other conditions.

From → Health & Safety

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