Yet another reason to put down that pack: according to new research from the Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease, drinking and smoking heavily increases the risk of early onset of Alzheimer’s. A study of 938 people age 60 and older found that these behaviors were linked to onset as much as six or seven years earlier than average. The good news: researchers also found that lifestyle modifications can delay and even prevent the disease.
It’s never too late to quit! For more information on nicotine addiction and smoking cessation, visit the Walgreens Health Library.
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