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Friday, June 03, 2016

Could Beer Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease?

We know that imbibing excessive amounts of alcohol damages the brain, but a new preliminary study suggests that light or moderate amounts might help protect against Alzheimer’s disease.

A Swedish research team looked at findings from 125 males enrolled in the Helsinki Autopsy Study, who were between the ages of 35 and 70 at the time of their death. Their goal was to evaluate the consumption of different alcoholic beverages – beer, wine, and spirits – and the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. Such plaques are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, although it isn’t known if they cause the brain disorder or are a marker for it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alcohol plays a big role in the disease.