Report Drinking Until You Pass Out Is Linked to Doubled Risk of Dementia, Huge Study Reveals

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It's not advisable, and it's not always safe, but passing out drunk happens sometimes when people over-indulge – having so many drinks their bodies just can't handle it, leading them to sink into bleary unconsciousness.

The hangover could be far worse than a sore head the next morning, scientists now report in a new study. A massive review of previous research examining the drinking history of over 130,000 people suggests that getting blind drunk stands to double people's risk of developing dementia later in life.

While the associations between excessive alcohol consumption and dementia are well documented, there nonetheless remains much we don't know about how drinking alcohol contributes to the biological mechanisms behind cognitive decline, as seen in conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Even so, the links have been observed in numerous studies, but while the territory may be well explored, that doesn't mean there aren't new ways of approaching the data.

One significant limitation in existing studies, which tend to analyse effects in terms of average alcohol consumption levels over time, is a lack of consideration of the drinking patterns hidden behind the averages.



Read more here. (Science Alert)
 

Ghan

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Seems to indicate that this is true even if only done once. That's kind of surprising.
 
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