Excessive alcoholism leads to dementia, says new study

A recent study has found out that excessive use of alcohol or alcohol abuse leads to dementia. Risks of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s are always more in those who are categorized by doctors as alcoholic.

The research was published in the Lancet Public Health Journal. The study says that occasional drinkers also must be aware of the harmful effects of alcohol. This will help them realize what alcohol is causing to their body in the long run.

The researchers had used the French National Hospital Discharge Database for this study. More than a million people were diagnosed with dementia from the year 2008 to 2013.

According to Dr Sara Imarisio who is the head of the research at Alzheimer’s Research in the UK, the study that they conducted only looks into people who have been admitted in the hospital for excessive drinking. Hence, the full link between dementia and alcohol abuse cannot be confirmed.

According to their previous research, even mild drinkers had risk of brain damage leading to dementia. Hence, mild drinkers must not think that only excessive drinking that will lead to hospitalization is bad. Small doses of alcohol can also can equal damage.

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