London A new study indicates that daily moderate consumption of alcohol, which has already been shown to help prevent heart disease and strokes, may also ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.
The study, published this week in The Lancet medical journal, also found that it doesn't seem to matter what people drink the effect is the same.
The finding adds to growing evidence for the health benefits of moderate drinking.
Experts say moderation between one and three drinks a day is the key.
Scientists at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, conducted a six-year study of 5,395 people aged 55.