Moderate drinking tied to lower levels of Alzheimer's brain protein

The study, in PLOS Medicine, measured drinking in "standard drinks" - 12 ounces of beer, five ounces of wine, or one-and-a-half ounces of hard liquor.

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Compared with abstainers, those who drank one to 13 standard drinks a week had a 66 per cent lower rate of beta amyloid deposits in their brains.

Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with reduced levels of beta amyloid, the protein that forms the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests.

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First Published: Mar 7 2020 | 11:06 PM IST

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