Alcohol consumption linked to better memory in elderly

October 25, 2014 6:58 AM

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Alcohol consumption linked to better memory in elderly

Light alcohol consumption is associated with higher episodic memory - the ability to recall memories of events - in people 60 and older who do not have dementia, scientists have found.

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Kentucky, and University of Maryland found that for people 60 and older moderate alcohol consumption was linked with a larger volume in the hippocampus, a brain region critical for episodic memory.

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