Monday, November 09, 2015

UK Study: 3 Glasses of Champagne a Week Is Good For Your Brain

The husband and I love champagne - either straight up or in a French 75, a cocktail we have come to like.  Now, we can drink bubbly and say it is for medicinal purposes based on the findings of a new study done in the United Kingdom.  Indeed, the study found that 3 glasses of champagne a week can increase spatial memory and help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Here are excerpts from Details:
There’s always a fitting occasion for a cool glass of bubbly—whether to toast in celebration, sip away the workday blues, or perhaps, just to keep your brain healthy. No, really. Drinking three glasses of champagne per week can potentially boost your spatial memory and help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to some new research from across the pond. 

Specifically, scientists say a compound found in the black Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes, which are used to make champagne, can prevent the onset of such brain diseases. The findings come from an experiment conducted by researchers at the UK’s Reading University, which showed that, when tested on rats, the fancy fizz has some significant health benefits. 

“The results were dramatic,” Professor Jeremy Spencer told The Mail on Sunday. “This research is exciting because it illustrates for the first time that moderate consumption of Champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning such as memory.”
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