Guys, we have some good news for you… a study has found that Champagne may actually be good for your health.
Yep. Scientists at Reading University have found that drinking three glasses of fizz each week could help prevent the onset of both dementia and Alzheimer’s. Music to our ears indeed.
So what’s the science behind this discovery? Surely this sounds too good to be true.
Well, the research is pretty solid. Scientists found that a compound in the pinot noir and pinot meunier grape variety – both used to make champagne – can boost spatial memory and ward off brain diseases.
Professor Jeremy Spencer commented, “The results were dramatic”. Wow.
“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 academic confirmed.
The Alzheimer society is slightly less convinced though. A spokesman told the The Evening Standard that the results were “interesting” but the “a lot more” research was still needed.
The research is still in its early stages but scientists who carried out the original experiments on rats now want to move on to testing humans. In fact the research team want to gather a team of pensioners to put the findings to test. Now that’s an experiment we’d sign up for…
While this definitely sounds like a health craze we could get behind, we’re not so sure our bank balances would be happy about it. And research has yet to discover whether other cheaper types of fizz such as prosecco or cava have similar health benefits.
For now we’ll just have to splash out on the champagne. Anything for good health, eh?
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By Elizabeth Bennett