Alcohol consumption and cognitive impairment in older men: a mendelian randomization study.

@article{Almeida2014AlcoholCA,
  title={Alcohol consumption and cognitive impairment in older men: a mendelian randomization study.},
  author={Osvaldo P. Almeida and Graeme J. Hankey and Bu B. Yeap and Jonathan Golledge and Leon Flicker},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={82 12},
  pages={1038-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether alcohol consumption is causally associated with cognitive impairment in older men as predicted by mendelian randomization. METHODS Retrospective analysis of a cohort study of 3,542 community-dwelling men aged 65 to 83 years followed for 6 years. Cognitive impairment was established by a Mini-Mental State Examination score of 23 or less. Participants provided detailed information about their use of alcohol during the preceding year and were classified as… CONTINUE READING
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