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...middle-aged men, drinking more than two pints of beer a day speeds up memory decline...
National Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | Sarah Knapton, The Daily Telegraph/National Post Wire Services

Posted on 01/17/2014 12:34:00 PM PST by Loyalist

Middle-aged men who drink the equivalent of two and a half pints a day risk speeding up memory loss and mental decline by six years, researchers have warned.

A 10-year study of more than 7,000 male and female civil servants found men who regularly drank significant amounts of alcohol suffered notable mental decline. The study was reported in the journal Neurology.

In contrast men who drank less than one and a half pints a day, or a glass and a half of wine suffered no impact on mental ability.

The heaviest drinkers were found to have the equivalent memory of someone in their early seventies even though they were still in their mid-sixties, researchers found.

The study proved that some of the memory loss experienced in old age may have been caused by unhealthy drinking habits in middle age.

(Excerpt) Read more at life.nationalpost.com ...


TOPICS: Science; Society
KEYWORDS: beer; memory
I was going to make a point by posting this article, but I've forgotten what it was.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 12:34:00 PM PST by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist

what?


2 posted on 01/17/2014 12:35:14 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Loyalist

Isn’t forgetting the whole point of drinking?


3 posted on 01/17/2014 12:37:50 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Loyalist

I’m a goner.............what?..................


4 posted on 01/17/2014 12:37:52 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Loyalist

I need to double up then


5 posted on 01/17/2014 12:38:33 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Loyalist

Which thread is this and what is about again?


6 posted on 01/17/2014 12:39:20 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Loyalist
I was going to post something...

5.56mm

7 posted on 01/17/2014 12:39:39 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Loyalist
*snicker*

8 posted on 01/17/2014 12:40:24 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Loyalist
I forget, what were you saying?


9 posted on 01/17/2014 12:41:04 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Loyalist
However the study also found that women who completely abstained from alcohol also suffered mental decline.

“In women there was only weak evidence that heavy drinking was associated with a faster decline in executive function, but abstinence from alcohol was associated with faster decline in the global cognitive score,” Sabia said.

Seems to me the affect would be the same, male or female?

10 posted on 01/17/2014 12:41:10 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Loyalist

Easiest out for a speeding ticket. Tell the LEO that the last time you forgot where you were going and had to go back home, so that’s the reason for speeding - I wanted to get where I was going before I forgot where I was going and why.


11 posted on 01/17/2014 12:41:42 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: Red_Devil 232

Oh now I remember! I guess sense I am over middle-age then I am free and clear - I’ll have another please!


12 posted on 01/17/2014 12:42:32 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Loyalist

My memory loss is in drive.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 12:42:53 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Loyalist

"Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest one sat the back that are killed first This natural s election is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

14 posted on 01/17/2014 12:42:58 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Loyalist
Beer has other bad effects too:


15 posted on 01/17/2014 12:43:02 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Loyalist

Are they talking pints of beer or hard liqueur?


16 posted on 01/17/2014 12:43:49 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: TexasCajun
“In women there was only weak evidence that heavy drinking was associated with a faster decline in executive function

A faster decline in executive function - The Hillary Clinton effect.

17 posted on 01/17/2014 12:47:02 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Loyalist

A 10-year study of more than 7,000 male and female civil servants

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Doing mind numbing work in the government for ten years is probably more of a factor in memory loss than drinking. The robotic repetition of processing endless paperwork does not provide much mental stimulation.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 12:47:19 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Loyalist

US or Imperial pint?


19 posted on 01/17/2014 12:49:02 PM PST by posterchild
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To: Loyalist
To quote a great American on his birthday:


20 posted on 01/17/2014 12:52:37 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: Loyalist

In Heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 12:53:22 PM PST by AU72
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To: Loyalist

I remember using the floor board of the passenger seat as a cooler for my beer.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 12:54:48 PM PST by Zeneta
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To: Loyalist

I was going to comment, but I forgot what this thread was about.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 12:56:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Loyalist

Did their mental state decline because of alcohol consumption or did their alcohol consumption increase because of a mental decline? That is the first question. The second is; how valid is the mental pool representation of people in general using British Civil Servants as a test pool. Based on my experience with a similar group in the US, it would seem not. Here many of those offices resemble the Star Wars bar scene.


24 posted on 01/17/2014 12:59:28 PM PST by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: Loyalist

People for centuries have enjoyed pints per day, docs use to recommend two glass of wine at diner and before after cocktails.
These studies normally are as reliable as...oh wait what


25 posted on 01/17/2014 1:00:06 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Loyalist
"A study of more than 7,000 male and female CIVIL SERVANTS"

Maybe alcohol wasn't the main cause of the brain damage.

26 posted on 01/17/2014 1:02:34 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Loyalist

beer


27 posted on 01/17/2014 1:11:37 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: massmike

Another good one. “In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria.”


28 posted on 01/17/2014 1:14:08 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: humblegunner; Eaker

FRiends...

I had something really important to tell you.

But I forgot what it is...


29 posted on 01/17/2014 1:15:05 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Loyalist

I think we knew that years ago...but I don’t remember exactly when.


30 posted on 01/17/2014 1:25:37 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: thackney; Eaker

Well..

If the stuff I want to forget was caused by the same beer that helps me forget...

There’s some kind of logic loop closure there.


31 posted on 01/17/2014 1:31:35 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Loyalist

At what age does middle-age begin?


32 posted on 01/17/2014 1:32:18 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Loyalist

This is why I drink Scotch.


33 posted on 01/17/2014 1:37:00 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Loyalist

Aa notable Hobbit once asked, “It comes in pints?”


34 posted on 01/17/2014 1:42:23 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: AU72
In Heaven there is no beer, that’s why we drink it here.

Not in my vision of Heaven. I think of Heaven as a warm sandy beach...and across the road behind the beach is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You can't miss it; it's right between IU's Assembly Hall and Wrigley Field. Of course there's beer in Heaven.

35 posted on 01/17/2014 1:43:00 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Loyalist

How can you test someone’s memory when they’ve had over 2 1/2 pints of beer? lol


36 posted on 01/17/2014 1:43:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: svcw
People for centuries have enjoyed pints per day, docs use to recommend two glass of wine at diner and before after cocktails.

A beer a day is good for you...and I'm set until sometime in...20 or 21 something...when was that? Nevermind; it's a long way off.

37 posted on 01/17/2014 1:47:14 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Loyalist
Archie Bunker once observed that you don't really *buy* beer,you just rent it.
38 posted on 01/17/2014 1:47:27 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: 1rudeboy

One of the best sitcom bits of all time!


39 posted on 01/17/2014 1:50:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Starboard
Doing mind numbing work in the government for ten years is probably more of a factor in memory loss than drinking.

Hey I resemble that remark.

40 posted on 01/17/2014 1:54:30 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2017.)
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To: humblegunner; thackney

Inarguable logic there once again!


41 posted on 01/17/2014 1:57:10 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Loyalist
A 10-year study of more than 7,000 male and female civil servants found men who regularly drank significant amounts of alcohol suffered notable mental decline.

Obviously researched by women.

42 posted on 01/17/2014 1:58:38 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Loyalist

Are they drinking because of the decline in memory, or is the decline due to the drinking? None of these “studies” can determine cause and effect.

Is it possible that beer drinkers have a gene that makes them want more beer and also makes them forget? Can’t tell from the “study.”

Hey honey, how about a ..... I forgot its name.


43 posted on 01/17/2014 2:09:15 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Loyalist

44 posted on 01/17/2014 2:10:05 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Loyalist

Winston Churchill. I rest my case.


45 posted on 01/17/2014 2:14:23 PM PST by glorgau
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To: 1rudeboy

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/03/alcohol-does-not-kill-brain-cells/


46 posted on 01/17/2014 2:47:23 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Loyalist

Some things are best forgotten.


47 posted on 01/17/2014 4:25:49 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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