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Moderate Drinking May Help Prevent Memory Loss

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Moderate Drinking May Help Prevent Memory Loss

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Moderate Drinking May Help Prevent Memory Loss

Moderate Drinking May Help Prevent Memory Loss

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There's new research out on the health effects of alcohol. Studies have connected moderate alcohol consumption with lower risks of heart disease. Now research published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine examines alcohol's effect on memory and mental function in older people, and suggests that moderate drinking may help prevent memory loss and mental decline.

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