In today's health matters, how about another reason or two to raise a glass or two of your favorite beverage on a regular basis?
New research says alcohol could reduce the risk of dementia especially in older people.
Loyola university researchers analyzed 143 previous studies and found that moderate drinkers were 23 percent less likely to develop cognitive impairment or dementia.
Their study found that wine was more beneficial than beer and the effects were the same for both men and women. The key here though as always is moderation.
Once people went beyond one to two drinks per day and went into the heavy drinking category of three to five daily drinks, the protective effect disappeared and the risk actually increased.