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Drinking excessively could raise risk of early-onset dememtia

Research we’re watching Drinking too much alcohol could raise the risk of developing early-onset dementia, says a study published online Feb. 20, 2018, by The Lancet Public Health. Researchers studied the records of more than 31 million people discharged from French hospitals between 2008 and 2013 to identify 57,353 cases of early-onset dementia. Researchers defined “early onset,” as cases occurring in people under age 65. They found that most diagnoses of early-onset dementia…

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