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The Scary Way Midlife Drinking Impacts Memory Later In Life Published: July 31, 2014

Alcohol abuse is no doubt a painful thing, causing health and relationship troubles, says the Huffington Post, but researchers now have reason to believe that the consequences of heavy drinking in midlife could come back to haunt you later in life.

A new study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School says older adults who've had a history of problem drinking in midlife are more than twice as likely to have severe cognitive and memory impairment than those who don't.

Published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, the study looked at over 6,500 adults aged 60 to 70 at the start of the study in 1992, and followed them until 2010.

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