Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Is a little alcohol good for the mind?

It has been suggested that drinking a small amount of alcohol can reduce the risk of dementia and even enhance our cognitive function. However, the largest study investigating the role of alcohol on cognition conducted to date challenges that view. In this episode of The Lifecourse podcast, Meena Kumari explains how she and colleagues made use of genetic markers and recently developed methods to see whether a little alcohol is good for our minds.

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