Believe it or not, heavy drinkers could reach the age of 85 without suffering from Dementia according to a university study which is based on a 29-year research.

Study claims heavy drinking prevents dementia

One university research suggests that heavy drinkers could prevent dementia until they reach 85 years old. The University of California, San Diego claimed that people who are over the age of 65 and drinks up to 3 alcoholic beverages could live to a happy and healthy life.

Alcoholic beverage including wine drinkers underwent a cognitive evaluation which is conducted every four years during the study which lasted 29 years.

These participants were examined through a standard dementia screening procedure called Mini Mental State Examination.

Frequent drinking makes better cognitive health and lower mortality

As lead author Dr. Linda McEvoy points out, “This study is unique because we considered men and women's cognitive health at a late age and found that alcohol consumption is not only associated with reduced mortality but with greater chances of remaining cognitively healthy into older age.”

The research took its course beyond 1,000 white men and women in the state who belong to the middle-class and the most recent to associate alcohol consumption with longer life. The study centered on a specific area of San Diego County.

However, every advantage has its disadvantage as well. If a drinker satiates too much on drinking there is a possibility that dementia related to alcohol will develop.

Too much drinking could develop dementia related to alcohol

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism describes heavy drinking or binge drinking as “three drinks for women and four for me, 3” and anything that is beyond the limits is treated as too much.

People should not merely depend on the benefits of drinking wine to prevent dementia. Researchers warn heavy drinkers not to make drinkingthreeglasses of alcoholic beverages an excuse to prevent dementia where Alzheimer's is the common form.

The Alzheimer's Association cited that there are more than 5 million Americans who are currently suffering from Alzheimer's which is considered as the sixth main cause of death in the US.

The substance mainly found in grape skin, resveratrol has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that could delay dementia in older people due to oxidative stress as well as hindered anti-inflammatory means.

The head of the Neuronuclear Imaging Section at UCLA and the lead author of the study, Dr. Daniel Silverman stated that the immediate detection and intervention of Alzheimer's could lessen the damage. And once damage has been done, there is no more reversal.

Another study proves that most of the time, drinking red wine could cause Red Wine Headache or RWH. It is an old myth that sulfite causes a migraine. The truth is histamines and tyramine is the substance that triggers an annoying headache.

The blood vessels dilate and contract while the blood pressure rises which causes a headache.

Histamine and tyramine are the byproducts of fermentation in red wine. Wine drinkers who usually suffer from RWH have an enzyme deficit that could process histamine.