Friday, October 08, 2004

Research: Older women should drink

Older women who have a drink or two a day have better memory skills than non-drinkers, University of Texas researchers say.

"Moderate drinkers reported less depression, had higher self-reported health, performed better on instrumental everyday tasks ... and (had) improved memory performance," Dr. Graham McDougall, associate professor of nursing at the university, said in a statement on Wednesday.

The five-year survey, which began in 2001, is looking at men and women with an average age 75 in central Texas.

Through Yahoo News - Thanks Eric