Alcohol Use is a Huge Risk Factor for Dementia

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A recent study conducted on February 20, 2018, reveals that use of alcohol is a huge risk factor for dementia.

The effects of disorders caused by use of alcohol is looked upon in this study. People with mental disorders and chronic diseases were included in this study. There were 57,000 people who suffered from dementia before they were 65 years old. Out of this, 57 percent were people who suffered from dementia due to high alcohol use.

Chronic heavy drinking, defined by World Health Organization (WHO), is the consumption of over 60 grams of alcohol on average per day for men and 40 grams per day for women. To bring about a reduction in this disorder due to alcohol use, treatments for the disorder and small interruption for drinking was suggested by the authors of the study.

Dr. Jürgen Rehm, co-author of the study said, “Alcohol-induced brain damage and dementia are preventable, and known-effective preventive and policy measures can make a dent into premature dementia deaths.” He also says that life expectancy can be shortened by over 20 years if we suffer from disorders due to alcohol use and one of the main reasons for their death is dementia.

Among the people who suffered from dementia before the age of 65, 64.9 percent were men and the rest were women. Other factors which are found risky for dementia include depression, high blood pressure, lower education, and inability to hear. This suggests the ways in which these disorders can contribute to the risk of dementia.

In this study, the cases of disorder involved were the ones which involved medication. This study which reveals the risk factors for dementia, by finding ways to treat this alcohol use disorder, will provide scope for the Anti-beta-Alzheimer therapies market, as elaborated in the Anti-beta-Alzheimer therapies market report published by Coherent Market Insights.


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