This weekend, remember to drink three glasses of bubbly every day. Scratch that: Drink three glasses every single day, always. ICYMI, a study about Champagne's effects on the brain suggests that the sparkling wine has positive effects on brain function and memory, potentially reducing the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's. The report is even more exciting than the many previous studies about the health benefits of wine, because of the sheer amount of Champagne it suggests we drink daily. That would be three glasses; did we mention that already? Our memory might be slipping; pass the bubbly?
Researchers at the University of Reading, where the study was conducted, said "New research shows that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with ageing, and could help delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia."
It goes on to say, "Scientists at the University of Reading have shown that the phenolic compounds found in champagne can improve spatial memory, which is responsible for recording information about one's environment, and storing the information for future navigation. Champagne ... therefore may help prevent the cognitive losses that occur during typical and atypical brain ageing."
The study, conducted using rodents, actually happened in 2013, but the results have a way of resurfacing around holiday weekends. Why? All we know is, the weekend is coming up and off we go to buy a few cases of bubbly. Happy popping!
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