Here’s another reason to raise a Champagne flute – new research has revealed that three glasses of the bubbly per week reduce the onset of brain disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers at Reading University have credited memory sharpening qualities to a compound found in the black wine grapes used for making sparkling wine – Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These findings follow closely on the discovery that resveratrol found in red wine can help prevent cognitive decline.
Researchers say that the phenolic acid in champagne gives a noticeable boost to spatial memory, referring to the ability by people to recognise their surroundings and find their way home.
So far, the research has been conducted on lab rats only but a study on elderly humans is in the offing. The scientists are optimistic of positive results on human subjects as well.
Last heard, they were inundated with volunteers wanting to be a part of the study.