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January 19, 2005

i'm all about the healthy

The Washington Post published an article today that says women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol every day are more likely to keep their memory and other thinking powers as they age.

"Low levels of alcohol appear to have cognitive benefits," said Francine Grodstein of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, senior author on the study, published in today's New England Journal of Medicine. "Women who consistently were drinking about one-half to one drink per day had both less cognitive impairment as well as less decline in their cognitive function compared to women who didn't drink at all," Grodstein said...

The findings suggest that moderate drinking should join the growing list of steps that people can take to try to stave off mental decline, such as getting regular physical exercise and routinely engaging in mentally stimulating activities, Albert said.

An insider note: If you're clog dancing/falling down/knocking heavy chairs over when you're drinking, you need to consider drying out. Or a quieter form of self-medication.

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