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Heavy Drinkers at Greatest Risk for Dementia

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by Amanda MacMillan

Hot on the heels of headlines linking alcohol consumption with longer life comes new research that casts a much more sobering light on drinking.

According to an analysis of more than 1 million people—the largest study of its kind to date—scientists say that heavy alcohol use is the biggest modifiable risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset forms of the disease.

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