Alcohol Abstainers (and Abusers) Are at Greater Risk of Dementia

A recent study revealed that those who abstain from alcohol are at greater risk for dementia. The study, conducted by researchers at University College London and French institute for health, Inserm, and published in the British Medical Journal, followed 9,087 participants for 23 years on average.

Among study participants, 397 developed dementia. The amount of risk depended on when study participants abstained from alcohol. According to the Independent, long-term abstainers were the most at...

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