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"This is a worthwhile study but it does not prove that dementia has been caused by people drinking alcohol or that people who now drink alcohol will develop dementia".
Symptoms can include continuing to drink even though it has having an adverse effect on family, friends and/or work, experiencing cravings for alcohol, having to drink more to get the effect you want and suffering withdrawal symptoms when not drinking.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines chronic heavy drinking as consuming more than 60 grams pure alcohol on average per day for men (about six units) and 40 grams per day (about four units) for women.
There are several types of dementia - a decline in mental ability that impacts daily life - but Alzheimer's is the most common cause.
Most cases of Alzheimer's disease, the most important cause of dementia, happen after the age of 65 and rise dramatically as people age.
"At first glance, these findings might appear inconsistent with other reports, including some that made the news very recently, that low to moderate drinking is associated with better 'cognitive health.' These findings can be reconciled because there is a big difference between low to moderate drinking, and alcohol use disorder", explained Matt Field, professor of addiction at the University of Liverpool, who was not involved in the study.
The association was particularly strong for those with early-onset dementia, diagnosed when the patient is younger than 65. Alcohol use disorder, also referred to as alcoholism, describes a pattern of drinking which has become uncontrolled and problematic. In men, the risk was increased by a factor of 4.7, while in women, it increased by a factor of 4.3.
It is no secret that large quantities of alcohol can damage the brain, often in an irreversible way, so perhaps the results aren't too surprising. "However, both types of research are subject to the usual limitations of observational studies: they cannot definitely establish cause and effect, and any observed relationships are nearly certainly confounded by other factors, not all of which can be easily measured".
Overall, 6.2% of men discharged from hospital had a diagnosis of alcohol use disorders.
"Our findings suggest that the burden of dementia attributable to alcohol use disorders is much larger than previously thought."
Study author Michael Schwarzinger says that while the rate of alcohol use disorders is lower in the United States than in France, "it remains substantial enough to be considered [a] major risk factor for dementia onset". These connections suggest to the authors of the study that early intervention into modifiable factors like these could lessen the risk of dementia. In a linked comment, Prof Clive Ballard of the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom, said that this study is "immensely important".
Numerous studies have indicated that excessive alcohol consumption can cause neurological problems over time.
12 ounces (355ml) of regular beer (about 5% alcohol).
"While it could be argued that the method employed to control for some confounders - such as educational attainment - was relatively crude, and other potential confounders, such as diet, couldn't be controlled for, it doesn't seem plausible that the strong association seen can be explained by these factors alone", he told MedPage Today. Incidents of women with dementia are lower than males up to 80 years old. "The more people you have, the less confidence you have in the elements that go into the diagnosis of dementia".
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