Getting Drunk off Champagne Cures Dementia

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Good news to champagne enthusiasts: drinking bubbly every week improves memory and decreases the risk of developing dementia. The studies, while not recent, show that the phenolic compounds in two of the red grapes used in champagne have a positive effect on proteins in the brain connected to memory storage.
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These proteins, which usually weaken with age, are stimulated by Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These two grapes have been found to help the depletion of these proteins slow down and even halt the development of degenerative conditions that develop with age like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

This doesn’t mean at all that consistent champagne drinking will help, as alcoholism is extremely harmful to all organs with prolonged use. The original study reads that three glasses of champagne every week could have these positive effects tied to memory and dementia.

These effects have yet to be seen in humans, as the study conducted only studied rats. A team of scientists at Reading University in the United Kingdom, carried out their experiment with rats, and saw that they had better performance in memory tests after being given a mixture of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The team is looking to start on human trials immediately to further prove this theory.

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