Study: Moderate Alcohol Intake Above Age 60 May Be Good For Memory.
ABC World News (10/23, story 11, 0:20, Muir) reported a new study from several universities tonight has found that light to moderate drinking of two drinks a day for men, one for women, after the age of 60 can stimulate cells in the brain leading to better memory.
The Huffington Post (10/23, Emling) reports researchers “found that light to moderate amounts alcohol consumption was associated with better performance on tests of episodic memory among people in this age group.” The study, published in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, looked at data from more than 600 patients who also underwent a battery of cognitive and memory test. The result were findings of a “larger hippocampus, the part of the brain that’s key to episodic memory – or the ability to recall details of specific events.”
— “The Surprising Health Benefit Of Alcohol For Older Adults,” Shelley Emling, Huffington Post, October 23, 2014.