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Cheery Study Finds Moderate Drinking Helps Seniors Do This Much Better Than TeetotalersWochit Postables
There's a bit of good news for older people who like a little tipple now and then. A new study reveals low to moderate alcohol consumption may actually improve memory and cognitive function. Men consuming less than 15 drinks per week and women who had less than eight drinks per week were 34% less likely to experience cognitive decline. They're also 29% less likely to suffer from reductions in mental status than those who never drank. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend up to two drinks per day for men and up to one drink per day for women. According to UPI, this equates to roughly one 12-ounce beer or a five-ounce glass of wine. However, the CDC says people who do not currently drink alcohol shouldn't start drinking for any reason.