I see that our old chums from NICE (the the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence) have decreed that middle-aged people should go teetotal in order to reduce the risk of dementia.
Guidance from NICE, on how to protect against the condition, suggests that even drinking within Government safe limits can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The new advice says the public should be advised that there is “no safe level of alcohol consumption” and calls on GPs to tackle the middle-aged about lifestyle behaviours linked to the condition.
Research has found that one third of all Alzheimer’s disease cases can be linked to lifestyle factors – such as exercise, obesity, smoking and alcohol.
All very well and dandy, except an increase in risk does not mean a causality.
More to the point, as we live longer, so our chances of developing dementia increase; ie it's an age thing.
NICE are quoted by the Telegraph:
“Drinking alcohol daily at home has become normal for some people, and this poses a threat to health.”As noted before on this site any advice that says stop doing something, in order to reduce risks, is pissing in the wind. People will simply ignore the advice, and enjoy what remains of their lives!
The advice from NICE is cretinous!
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