Alcohol use disorders are biggest risk factor for dementia, new study states

Written by Roisin Conneely

Alcohol abuse has been identified as the most significant risk factor for dementia in the largest study of its kind, published in The Lancet Public Health. The study evaluated data from the French National Hospital Discharge, comprising over a million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. The team, led by researchers at the Translational Health Economics Network (Paris, France), specifically investigated the effect of alcohol use disorders in patients, including individuals who had been diagnosed with mental health issues or chronic diseases relating to alcohol abuse. A major cause of early onset-dementia Out of 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia, it...

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