They found that more than 57 percent of people who developed dementia before the age of 65 had at some point been in hospital with an alcohol use disorder.
While the study only found an association and can’t prove cause and effect, such a strong link is striking.
Doctor Sara Imarisio, pointed out in her response to the study, there have been similar findings from previous research: “This is not the first-time research has revealed a link between alcohol misuse and dementia, and the findings lend even more weight to calls for people to drink within recommended guidelines.
“As this study only looked at the people who had been admitted to hospital due to chronic heavy drinking, it doesn’t reveal the full extent of the link between alcohol use and dementia risk.”
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