Improve your memory with champagne

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Improve your memory with champagne

A new study has shown that consuming three glasses of champagne per week could help to improve your memory. Scientists at Reading University have found that regular champagne consumption can help to fight brain disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

In the study, champagne was added to the food of a test group of rats every day for six weeks. The rats then spent their time running mazes, being tested to see if they could remember where the treats were placed. The rats without champagne in their diets had a 50 per cent success rate. The rats which had been consuming champagne in their food had a 70 per cent success rate overall.

Professor Jeremy Spencer, who led the research, hopes to undertake human trials next. He will be asking approximately 60 pensioners to consume champagne three times per week over a period of three years. He said of the study, “dementia probably starts in the 40s and goes on to the 80s. It’s a gradual decline and so the earlier people take these beneficial compounds in champagne, the better.” Professor Spencer went on to explain that it is phenolic acid, found in the black Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes used in champagne production, which can boost memory.

A spokesperson from the UK’s Alzheimer’s Society has commented, “People should not start celebrating just yet. This is the first time a link between champagne and dementia has been found. A lot more research is needed.”

The spokesperson is right. Alcohol consumption has been linked to a number of other health problems, so this research alone is not reason enough to start upping your consumption. If, however, you already enjoy a glass of bubbly from time to time, it seems you may have more to celebrate than you realised.


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    8th Aug 2013
    Can I be in the human study ? : -)
    8th Aug 2013
    Pick me,pick me !!
    8th Aug 2013
    Wonder if red wine will do the same thing
    9th Aug 2013
    three glasses?? Drats, I thought it was three bottles :) I love the bubbly stuff. Now I can justify drinking it.

    Like the old saying goes:

    "I love cooking with wine, sometimes I even spill it in the food"

    Wstaton your research as to whether red wine can be substituted for champagne is a good project. :) Hey, maybe the producers of champagne will help with the cost of the research! Wow, you're on a good thing here.
    10th Aug 2013
    Oh happy days!!!
    10th Nov 2015
    I have finally found a study I agree with! Of course champagne helps retain my brain cells. Now, let's do the study on humans. Specifically me!
    14th Aug 2017
    Cheers all I'm isssssssed already - making up - lost time!
    13th Apr 2018
    I knew it!
    8th Oct 2019
    My memory should be fine. Sparkling wine (we cannot call it champagne here) is my fav drink

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