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    TeeTotalers are Demented

    somethings are now explained

    Data compiled from 15 international studies, including responses from more than 10,000 people, found that drinkers, not teetotallers, were better off when it comes to developing diseases affecting cognitive function.
    Those aged 60 and older who drank between one and 28 alcoholic drinks each week were almost 30 per cent less likely to have Alzheimer's later on in life, the data found.
    Light and moderate drinkers were also 25 per cent less likely to contract vascular dementia and 26 per cent less likely to suffer from any form of dementia.
    The odds improved even more when comparing just drinkers with non-drinkers and ignoring exactly how much people consumed.
    The report, Alcohol Consumption as a Risk Factor for Dementia and Cognitive Decline, was published in the July edition of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
    The study found imbibers, in general, had a 47 per cent reduced risk of contracting dementia compared with teetotallers, down to 44 per cent for Alzheimer's.
    But Professor Kaarin Anstey, from Canberra's Australian National University, warned this was not encouragement for people to start swilling 28 glasses of alcohol a week.
    "This article used all published studies to include one to 28 drinks per week, but in some countries (the range) differed, they were higher in some and lighter in others," she said.
    "Australian guidelines, for instance, don't say 28 drinks is moderate."
    But apart from that point of difference, there was a clear link between drinking and a reduced risk of dementia.
    There also appeared to be no difference between the sexes, Prof Anstey said.
    Although it was unclear exactly why light drinking provoked such a benefit, she suggested it might have something to do with alcohol's "protective effect" on reducing inflammation and heart disease.
    More work needs to be done examining drinking in early life and exactly what kinds of alcohol help, Prof Anstey said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    But Professor Kaarin Anstey, from Canberra's Australian National University, warned this was not encouragement for people to start swilling 28 glasses of alcohol a week.
    why ever not ?

    explains BG.

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    We should drink only in moderation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    Light and moderate drinkers were also 25 per cent less likely to contract vascular dementia and 26 per cent less likely to suffer from any form of dementia.
    PRAISE THE LORD!

    I hope one member in particular gets to read this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    Light and moderate drinkers were also 25 per cent less likely to contract vascular dementia and 26 per cent less likely to suffer from any form of dementia.
    PRAISE THE LORD!

    I hope one member in particular gets to read this!
    Dont think I know who you reFerring too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    There also appeared to be no difference between the sexes, Prof Anstey said.

    well, how can you believe anything else he says?

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    Don't you go puTting Words in my mouth KW!

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    engaging in intellectually stimulating activities have also been shown to have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s disease.
    I reckon that's where the answer lies. Drinkers are more likely to be problem solvers.

    For example: Getting back home from the pub... Where's my door keys? Where's the bloody keyhole gone? Fok me, where's the bloody door gone? What's gonna be my excuse for coming home late? Where did I hide that bottle of scotch?

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    Demented or fermented?

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    Last month my doctor advised me to have only one drink per day!

    Currently I am up to 14th December 2023

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    I hope one member in particular gets to read this!
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Dont think I know who you reFerring too....
    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    Don't you go puTting Words in my mouth KW!
    Phew! I thought you were talking about me.

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    ^^ yep, they say one drink a day is good for you. I didn't drink at all for the first twelve years of my life so I got some catching up to do

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    all this reading has made me thirsty...

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    I have not had a drink since the 1st of April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    engaging in intellectually stimulating activities have also been shown to have a protective effect against Alzheimer’s disease.
    I reckon that's where the answer lies. Drinkers are more likely to be problem solvers.

    For example: Getting back home from the pub... Where's my door keys? Where's the bloody keyhole gone? Fok me, where's the bloody door gone? What's gonna be my excuse for coming home late? Where did I hide that bottle of scotch?


    ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    I have not had a drink since the 1st of April.
    wow. thats awhile! good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post
    I have not had a drink since the 1st of April.
    wow. thats awhile! good for you.
    ho ho ho

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    I always feel sorry for people who do not drink (alcohol).

    When they get up in the morning, that's the best they are going to feel all day.

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    Better than being hungover and not remembering what day it is eh?

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    ^^

    Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malice View Post
    Better than being hungover and not remembering what day it is eh?

    or waking up in montana when the last thing you remember was a bottle of tequila in washington.

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    I would say a more apt thread headline would be Teakdoorers are demented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malice View Post
    Better than being hungover and not remembering what day it is eh?
    Certain parts of ones life are sometimes best forgotten. Hangovers can be cured.

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    Teetotallers suffer higher levels of depression than drinkers, claims new research.

    By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent
    Published: 7:00AM BST 28 Aug 2009
    Those who abstain from alcohol are also more likely to lack social skills and have higher levels of anxiety, it was claimed.
    Non-drinkers even have more mental health issues than those considered heavy drinkers, the survey found.

    Scientists found that the happiest people were drinkers who averaged two glasses of wine, a bottle of beer, or a shot of spirits a week.
    One reason why non-drinkers were more gloomy could be that they have few friends, the study suggests.
    “We see that this group is less socially well-adjusted than other groups,” said research leader Dr Eystein Stordal, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    “Generally when people are with friends, it is more acceptable in Western societies to drink than not to drink.”
    The scientists questioned almost 40,000 Norwegians about their physical and mental health and typical alcohol consumption over a two-week period.
    They wrote in the journal Addiction: “In the case of depression, the odds of depression (in people who labelled themselves abstainers) were higher than even the heaviest alcohol consumers.
    “In a society where use of alcohol is the norm, abstinence might be associated with being socially marginalised and at increased risk for mental disorders.”
    A separate Department of Health survey showed that many people were vowing to cut back on their drinking this September after bingeing on holiday.
    Drinkers in England drank an average eight alcoholic drinks every day during their summer holiday this year, the Know Your Limits campaign also revealed.
    In yet another study, University College London found that northerners were more liable to be binge drinkers.
    It showed in the North-East three times more likely to be binge drinkers than their counterparts in London.
    In all Londoners stood out for their restraint, with 56 per cent of women, and 39 per cent of men saying they had not had anything to drink in the past. view-source:Teetotallers suffer higher levels of depression than drinkers - Telegraph. .

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