A study published in June 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, produced what to many may be a startling conclusion.
That low to moderate alcohol consumption can actually be beneficial.
This is quite a separate issue from the widely accepted benefits of red wine, as it relates to alcohol itself, in whatever form consumed.
This study was of nearly 20,000 middle-aged or older participants in the USA.
When compared with never drinking, low to moderate drinking was associated with significantly better cognition scores for mental status, word recall, and vocabulary and with lower rates of decline in each of these areas.
But don’t go mad and drink lots! The study suggested that the optimal consumption is about 10 to 14 drinks per week. Any more than that, and the negative effects kick in, and the benefit is lost.
Journal of the American Medical Association: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2767693
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