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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Editorial - Alcohol-related dementia: a 21st-century silent epidemic?
The British Journal of PsychiatryThe British Journal of Psychiatry (2008) 193: 351-353

Evidence suggests a J-shaped relationship between alcohol consumption and cognitive impairment and other health indicators, with low levels of consumption having better outcomes than abstention or moderate to heavy drinking.

Most research to date has focused on the protective effects of drinking small amounts of alcohol.

As alcohol consumption is escalating rapidly in many countries, the current cohort of young and middle-aged people may face an upsurge of alcohol-related dementia. The dangers of heavy drinking and its effect on cognition require further attention.

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