Alcohol Accelerates Cognitive Decline
Drinking 2.5 drinks per day adds 5.7 years of cognitive aging to middle-age men.
Middle-aged men who drink 2.5 alcoholic drinks each day (36 grams of alcohol) are significantly more likely to experience cognitive decline in all areas, especially memory. This association for women was not as strong, but women who drink 19 grams or more of alcohol each day seem to experience faster declines in executive function. The specific type of beverage consumed made little difference.
Preserve your brain’s health–avoid all alcohol!
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.