Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Heavy Drinkers and Smokers Get Alzheimer’s Earlier Than Others

Research presented in April to the American Academy of Neurology by Ranjan Duara, M.D., of the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, shows that heavy drinkers—more than two drinks a day—developed Alzheimer’s nearly five years earlier than others, and heavy smokers—a pack a day or more—2.3 years sooner.

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