Dementia: Both too much and too little alcohol may raise risk

Some studies have suggested that drinking alcohol in moderation lowers the risk of dementia, but the evidence may have been prone to certain biases. A new study follows more than 9,000 people over a 23-year period to draw robust conclusions on the link between alcohol consumption and dementia risk.

As the world population grows increasingly older, more and more people are at risk of developingĀ dementia.

In fact, according to recent estimates, almostĀ 50 millionĀ people worldwide are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to double every 2 decades, reaching over 130 million by 2050.

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