Each day, more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or with another form of dementia. Scientists can only speculate as to the reason why people are stricken down by this neurodegenerative disease. But hope could be just around the corner, in your nearby pub. Scientists have discovered that a pint per day keeps dementia at bay.
Actually, the situation in something a lot more complicated than simply indulging in Bachus’s liquid joy. A study published on British Medical Journal’s official website suggests that moderate alcohol consumption was proven to be of some help to those who are suffering from any form of vascular dementia.
They said study took over the data supplied by a Danish study, which took place over the course of three years. The results of the study stressed out the fact that patients who consume a pint or a pint and a half of beer, each day, have decreased chances of dying during the early stages of Alzheimer.
It is yet unclear whether certain compounds found in alcohol are actually capable of delaying the formation of plaques, symptoms commonly associate with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. However, alcohol consumption has another valid and strong attribute. The researchers discovered that patients with Alzheimer that fancied consuming a pint or two have richer social lives, which greatly contributes to the fight against dementia.
But this fact comes accompanied by a label of warning concerning moderation. It was indeed proven that alcohol consumption has a tremendous effect when it comes to delaying the early symptoms of dementia, but this discovery also comes with a couple of guidelines.
According to those guidelines, in order to decrease death risks associated with the first stages of dementia, males patients should now consume more than 3 or 4 English units of beer per day. As for female patients, the study stresses out that they should not exceed the amount of 2 to three units per day.
Taken these facts into account, the Danish scientists have discovered that patients who consume two to three units of beer per day have decreased chances of dying that patients who consume only one or two units per day.
In drafting the first version of the study, the scientists took into account all parameters such as age, gender, progression of the disease, social life, and education. Again, not one of them can say for sure if something in beer is capable of delaying the menacing effects of dementia, but social life is enriched whenever a mug of beer is present.