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Drink to keep dementia at bay!

In a new Australian study researchers have seen that people over 60 and were habitual of consuming alcohol had a lower risk of dementia than teetotalers.

The Medical Journal of Australia// has the new study which states the lifestyle risk factors for developing dementia.

The findings are based on a research of a sample of 2805 over-60s from Dubbo, New South Wales, between 1988 and 2004. The results indicate that 9.3 per cent of men and 10.8 per cent of women developed dementia.

It is normally seen that people who had poorer overall health, were prone to depression or had heart and lung problems were more likely to develop dementia.

The study done in Australia found that people aged over-60 who consumed alcohol had a 34 per cent lower risk than teetotalers. While those who exercised a green thumb each day had a 36 per cent lower risk.

Daily walking reflected a 38 per cent lower risk of dementia in men, but no significant reduction was found in women.

These findings indicate that people should make lifestyle modifications and reduce dementia risk.


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