Alcohol boosts memory for drinkers age 60 and older

October 22, 2014 9:44 PM

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Alcohol boosts memory for drinkers age 60 and older

"There were no significant differences in cognitive functioning and regional brain volumes during late life according to reported midlife alcohol consumption status," said Brian Downer.

Researchers located this correlation after analyzing data -- including medical history, brain scans, drinking habits and genetic disease risks -- from more than 660 patients, all of it collected as part of the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort. Survey participants also performed a litany of co...

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