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Story Updated: Jan 17, 2014

Can daily drinking lead to memory loss later in life?

Results of a new study suggest it can in men.

The British study involved 5-thousand-54 men and 2-thousand-99 women with an average age of 56. Their self reported drinking habits were assessed three times over 10 years.

All were also given memory and executive function tests over the same time period.

No differences were found in memory or executive function in men who didn't drink or were light to moderate drinkers.

But those who drank two-and a half drinks each day or more had noticeable memory loss of up to six years.

In women, there was

only weak evidence that drinking was associated with a faster decline in executive function.

Executive function deals with attention and reasoning skills in achieving a goal.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with news you can use for healthier living.

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