Drinkers should make cutting back on alcohol their New Year’s resolution to reduce their chances of suffering dementia, public health officials have said. England’s top dementia doctor, Professor Alistair Burns, said most studies suggested that drinking large amounts of alcohol increases the risk of dementia in later life.

“While stopping drinking altogether isn’t a reality for many people, cutting down can make a huge difference,” Burns said. “However, it can be very easy for one glass to lead to two and then to a bottle and this can seriously increase your risk of developing dementia in later life along with many other health conditions.”

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