Double Punch to the Brain: The Combined Assault of Smoking and Drinking

The rate of cognitive decline was 36% faster for combination drinker/smoker than the non-smoking moderate alcohol drinkers reference group. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/early/2013/06/21/bjp.bp.112.122960.abstract Combined impact of smoking and heavy alcohol use on cognitive decline in early old age: Whitehall II prospective cohort study Background Identifying modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline may inform prevention of dementia. Aims To examine…