Drinking Could Lead to Later Memory Loss

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By Alabama News Network

New research links problem drinking in midlife to memory loss later in life.

Doctors in England followed more than 6,000 adults for 18 years.

They found adults who admitted to alcohol abuse at some point in their lives were twice as likely to have severe memory problems as they got older.

But researchers caution that not everyone has to stay away from alcohol altogether, studies have shown an occasional glass of red wine may actually reduce the risk of dementia.

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