More Alochol-benefits Research

Alcohol fends off old-age dementia and Alzheimer’s (maybe) - yet another piece of weak evidence for making alcohol part of your daily routine (I’ve discussed other evidence before).

I don’t find the case strong enough for anything but old-age drinking, since there are definitely immediate harms (that I’ve personally noticed: short-term mental impairment, and reduced sleep quality).

If you’re old and have fun people to hang out and get moderately drunk with, then go for it - even though there’s no direct evidence that it will help, correlation suggests that it might (alternatively or additionally, you might see similar benefits from frequenting a coffee shop with people who are willing to chat).