Alcohol, dementia and cognitive decline in the elderly: a systematic review.

@article{Peters2008AlcoholDA,
  title={Alcohol, dementia and cognitive decline in the elderly: a systematic review.},
  author={Ruth Peters and Jean Koh Peters and Jamie H. Warner and Nigel Stanley Beckett and ChristopherJ. Bulpitt},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={
          505-12
        }
}
BACKGROUND dementia and cognitive decline have been linked to cardiovascular risk. Alcohol has known negative effects in large quantities but may be protective for the cardiovascular system in smaller amounts. Effect of alcohol intake may be greater in the elderly and may impact on cognition. METHODS to evaluate the evidence for any relationship between incident cognitive decline or dementia in the elderly and alcohol consumption, a systematic review and meta-analyses were carried out… CONTINUE READING

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