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In recent years there have been many studies suggesting that moderate alcohol consumption, generally considered two or fewer drinks per day, is good for the heart and good for the body in general. Alcohol abuse, especially binge drinking, has also made new of late. In general, when we consider binge drinking, we think of young men and women of college age. A sort of right of passage. However an article published by the Telegraph (UK) titled, "Binge-drinking causes up to one in four dementia cases," brings some disturbing news. One in four cases of dementia due to alcohol? Actually, that shouldn't surprise us.

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One in four is a lot. That's amazing, really makes you think.

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