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Heavy drinking in middle age linked to memory loss in men

January 17, 2014

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Howard E. LeWine, MD, Chief Medical Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Howard LeWine, M.D., is a practicing internist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Chief Medical Editor at Harvard Health Publishing, and editor in chief of Harvard Men’s Health Watch. See Full Bio
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March 12, 2014

Thanks for sharing valuable informations. Health is Wealth.

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March 10, 2014

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March 7, 2014

It is prohibited to drink alcohol in Islam as it cause your brain’s functionality in many ways. Great information, loved the articles.

March 4, 2014

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March 3, 2014

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Abdul Rafay
March 2, 2014

In my country we have a lot of problem with drinking. People should be more aware about their health

Dr.Sachin Nichite
February 27, 2014

Thanks for sharing such nice information. Those people who drink in the middle age the waste the life and making their future deadly.

February 26, 2014

Ya, pretty useful discussion. I really like it. I’ve found another website that gives some good tips about health.

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February 24, 2014

Just like everything else in life, if taken in moderation, it shouldn’t be a problem. But many people don’t have a good moderator installed.

Brian Cohn
February 23, 2014

As a man in my twenties, I drank a considerable amount in social situations, although never to the point where it was an addiction. As I’ve grown older, my body simply does not recover well from drinking, making drinking more than one or two drinks per day unappealing. I think there is a natural process your body provides which naturally removes processes which are not good for you.

February 22, 2014

Drinking too much isn’t really good as it brings problems, issues and even accidents throughout the world. I am so happy that I am able to see and read posts like this that entails with informing people about drinking. I am not actually a fan of drinking until the sun comes out or drinking when you have something to celebrate or when dating. I drink occasionally with friends but I don’t intend to get some headache after. Thanks for this helpful post.

February 17, 2014

As I run a health and fitness website, one of the top 10 questions I get every year is how will alcohol effect muscle. These kids aren’t concerned with memory loss (yet) but they are want to binge drink and get all the benefits. Thanks for the links to the tests. It’s nice to say in moderation but nobody seems to know what that is. One person’s moderation is another person’s definition of an alcoholic.

I am curious if alcohol will effect the benefits of creatine. Maybe it just doesn’t matter as anything beyond a drink or two is harmful in itself.

Thanks again for those test links. Be nice to define the term moderation.

February 15, 2014

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February 7, 2014

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February 4, 2014

In my country we have a lot of problem with drinking. People should be more aware about their health

February 3, 2014

I stopped drinking right after I felt severe pain in a couple of molars, And I have just undergone with my root canal treatment. It was so painful experience for me so I would like to recommend to all the heavy drinkers please quit drinking and stay healthy.

January 31, 2014

I would like to know if it matters how the two drinks a day are taken, i.e. 10 oz. of wine at one time, or 5 oz. separated by several hours.
January 30, 2014

Most of people today take heavy drink so this is not good for health.if you take little volume of wine that may be healthful for body.

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January 26, 2014

Just like everything else in life, if taken in moderation, it shouldn’t be a problem. But many people don’t have a good moderator installed.

January 23, 2014

Such people cannot remember recent events and find it very difficult to focus on topic of conversation.

January 22, 2014

Heavy drinking is most problem in india. Me also from India and here most people are not Educate. Mostly are ill from Liver problem also vomiting.. Your article Very nice keep share

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January 20, 2014

Excellent points! Unfortunately many men see drinking as a “remedy” for depressive state caused by middle-life crisis. I personally have a few friends who went down this path… I would like to recommend an article “Can Alcohol and Drugs Cure Your Depression”, that talks about comorbidity of alcohol and depression and explains cross-causal relationship between the two.

Anna Kaminsky
January 19, 2014

I heard about this study the other day, but it was presented as though the findings were only significant for the men. Instead, I understand now that there were not enough women who were heavy drinkers to assess whether the effects were the same as for the men. All that said, I can’t say that the results are all that surprising.

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January 19, 2014

Thank you for your article and sharing useful information. We have to make our health a priority. Keeping ourself healthy is really important. This is our investment to have a good life.

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