Most of us will only pop a bottle of bubbly to celebrate a special occasion. Now, there’s an even more important reason to open that novelty item – your cognitive functioning.
A new study has found that drinking a glass of champagne three times a week can stave off the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s, reports Metro UK.
Academics at Reading University carried out experiments involving rats and are now planning to perform trials involving pensioners. A compound found in pinot noir and pinot meunier can boost spatial memory and ward off brain diseases.
Drinking 3 glasses of champagne every week “could prevent dementia”.
“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.”
The Alzheimer’s Society said in a statement that more research was required before any scientific conclusions were made.