Raise a glass everyone, it may be good for your health! Drinking three glasses of champagne every week can help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have found.
According to a 2013 University of Reading study, a compound found in Pinot noir and Pinot meunier grapes used to make champagne, is said to” prevent the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”
In a news release, researchers said the compounds can have a positive effect on spatial memory and learning. As a result, champagne “may prevent the cognitive losses that occur during typical and atypical brain aging.”
“The results were dramatic,” professor Jeremy Spencer told reporters. “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.”
A spokesman for the Alzheimer’s Society described the study as “interesting” but added; “More research is needed.” They now hope to carry out the experiment on pensioners.
Well, this finding calls for celebration. Cheers everyone!