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Excessive alcohol in middle age, "Weakens the memory"

Excessive alcohol in middle age, "Weakens the memory"

Post By : Yedu Satheesh

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Category : Health & Fitness

Sub Category : Men's Health

31 Jul 2014

Recent American study indicated that drinking alcohol heavily in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later.

The study concluded that men and women in the fifties and sixties of age - who were drinking a lot of alcohol at some point in their lives - are more susceptible to problems in memory and that within a period of up to two decades.

The study - published in the American Journal of Psychiatry for the elderly - as new evidence is added to the growing evidence that drinking too much alcohol can impair mental functioning memory later.

The researchers say this is a matter of public health and must be addressed.

The scientists put three specific questions to 6,500 people in middle age on drinking alcohol in the past. The questions were as follows:

- Do you have been subjected to harassment of people by criticizing the drinking of alcohol?

- Do you feel guilt or sense of déjà resentful because of drinking?

- Do you drank alcohol immediately after waking up in the morning in order to calm the nerves or overcome the fatigue caused by excessive drinking of alcohol?

The study pointed out that anyone who answered yes to one of those questions he had a problem with alcohol and suffers from a doubling of the risk of severe injury to the weakness in memory.

Said Wayne Lang, a senior researcher at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Exeter, told the BBC "We know that alcohol has on the brain damage in general, but it's not about the quantity of alcohol only, but also about the impact on their person."

He added that "the amount covered by an important person. And also the important thing is what if you encounter any problems with alcohol or what others tell you that if you have a problem."

Wang advised to eat recommended amounts per day and per week, also advised to reduce the amount if the person affected by any of the material contained in the questionnaire, because that would increase the risk of dementia.

Effect is apparent

Said Doug Brown, director of research and development of Alzheimer's Society charity, said there does not appear to influence alcoholism, pointing to the presence of increasing evidence that alcoholism can affect cognition in later.

He added that "This is a small study showing that people who confessed to eating alcohol at some point in their lives are more prone to injury than doubled in severe memory problems."

Carter said, "This does not mean that people need to abstain from alcohol completely. Under a healthy diet, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight, it can help eating a small amount of red wine to reduce the risk of dementia."

Despite the fact that such studies may be very useful for monitoring health trends, it is important to note that they are not able to show cause and effect, and it is unclear whether The other factors may have influenced these results.”