Yes. You heard it right. If you consume alcohol and that too within limits, you have some good news. You are at a much lower risk of Dementia, a disease which makes a person face not only memory loss, but other thinking related problems as well. This is not a joke. In one of such studies, nearly 9000 people were observed in a total time span of nearly 23 years, in order to find if there is any link at all, between the overall consumption of alcohol and the risk of this deadly disease called as Dementia.
Now, since the population of the world is actually growing increasingly older, more and more people are falling prey to this disease. According to a recent survey based on the topic, it is said that not less than 50 million people across the globe are facing issues with their memory; the issues are in fact bad enough and the people are very well qualified to be termed as the patients of Dementia. This number is expected to get doubled up in the coming two decades with the count reaching nearly 130 million by the end of 2050.
Speaking of the link between the consumption of alcohol and Dementia, it sis proved that there are certain positive effects on the brain when the moderate amount of alcohol is consumed. But the effect gets worsened if the amount in which the alcohol is consumed exceeds the average limit. The only concern is that the study was conducted on people consuming alcohol in the later-half of their lives and thus there are limitations to conclusions.
Other than Dementia, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease is also increasing; another disease related to memory. The count is 5.7 million now and is expected to touch 14 million by 2050.
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