Alcohol consumption and risk of dementia: the Rotterdam Study.

  title={Alcohol consumption and risk of dementia: the Rotterdam Study.},
  author={Annemieke Ruitenberg and John Cornelis van Swieten and Jacqueline C. M. Witteman and K. M. Mehta and Cornelia M van Duijn and Albert Hofman and Monique M. B. Breteler},
  volume={359 9303},
BACKGROUND Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Because vascular disease is associated with cognitive impairment and dementia, we hypothesised that alcohol consumption might also affect the risk of dementia. METHODS We examined the relation between alcohol consumption and risk of dementia in individuals taking part in the Rotterdam Study--a prospective population-based study of 7983 individuals aged 55 years and older. We studied all… CONTINUE READING
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