Chronic heavy drinking is a major risk factor for all types of dementia, especially early onset of the disease, according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Public Health.
Overall, alcohol use disorders were associated with a three-fold higher risk of all types of dementia.
Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are said to be premature before the age of 65 .
Some studies have show a possible benefit of light-to-moderate drinking, while others have found that heavy drinking boosts the risk of dementia.
During the same period, there were 94,5512 people – more than 85 percent of them alcohol dependent – diagnosed with alcohol use disorders.