A glass of wine rescues from Alzheimer's disease

Recent studies have shown that moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of age-related memory disorders and Alzheimer's disease.

The magazine Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment recently published analysis of 143 scientific studies in which more than 365,000 people from 19 countries were analyzed.

Under moderate alcohol consumption means one drink per day for women and no more than two drinks for men.For the alcohol portion alcohol took 42.5 grams, 142 grams of wine or 340 grams of beer.

been shown that moderate consumption of alcohol by 23% reduces the risk of age-related memory disorders and Alzheimer's disease.These data have been confirmed in 14 countries out of 19 surveyed.

At the moment this is the most extensive scoping study influence of small doses of alcohol on the development of Alzheimer's disease.It provides the most complete and accurate picture.

Why alcohol prevents the development of age-related memory disorders is still not clear.Maybe it's an anti-inflammatory eff

ect of low doses of alcohol.It is believed that inflammatory processes in the brain are a major cause of Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia.Also inflammation is a key mechanism for the development of diseases such as stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and even some forms of cancer.

However, according to scientists, even moderate amounts of alcohol relieves inflammation of the brain, large doses of the contrary reinforce them.

To drink or not to drink?That is the question ...

The aforementioned review article by researchers analyzed 143 studies dating back to 1977.The 74 studies compared the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among drinkers and drinkers.The 69 assessed memory performance in humans consume and not consume alcohol.It was obvious that people who drank moderately, less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and keep the best memory in old age.It is important to note that the results obtained were no sex differences.

best protective effect, according to the study, has wine.However, only wine and beer were compared in the study, so there is no comprehensive data on the impact of other alcoholic beverages.

Excessive use of alcohol, more than 3-5 drinks a day increases the risk of memory disorders and dementia in old age.What is important is not so much the alcohol as its quantity.In order not to harm their brain is important to strike a balance.

Small amounts of alcohol can be very helpful and pleasant, but it is worth to exceed the dose and this could harm your health.

Double-edged sword.

worth noting that if you - a man not drink - do not start drinking "for prevention."Alcohol is really bad and has many adverse effects.

Besides, enough calories and alcohol can lead to a significant increase in weight.And obesity, in turn, is one of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease.Therefore, even the doctors find it difficult to give any recommendations on moderate alcohol consumption.After all, each individual is a safe dose.In addition, not all people are so psychologically stable, so as not to develop alcohol dependence.For many an evening glass of wine over time could turn into a bottle.

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