Heavy teenage drinking predicts dementia

14 Aug

The alcohol industry is quick to tout the supposed benefits of moderate drinking. However, as Mark Kleinman, Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, points out, alcohol remains our biggest drug problem:

“All illegal drugs combined are to alcohol as the Mediterranean is to the Pacific.”

Now, a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that heavy teenage drinking increases the risk of early onset dementia (that is, dementia before the age of 65). The Guardian provides a nice summary.

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