While, both dementia and Parkinson’s disease are both major health problems which place a significant health burden on healthcare systems, the population are not powerless, there are things they can do to reduce their risk of the conditions.
This includes engaging in an act which most doctors warn against: drinking beer. According to a new study, drinking beer may reduce the risk of developing dementia.
The Australian study conducted an analysis of 25,000 participants in order to investigate the neurological impact of drinking beer on the brains of over-60s. They found those who drank the equivalent of two pints a day were 30 percent less likely to develop dementia than those who drank no beer at all.
Despite this apparently positive finding, this does not mean people should start drinking two pints of beer a day, a point the researchers behind the study were keen to make.