Scientists say champagne can boost memory
Scientists have found that phenolic compounds found in champagne can improve spatial memory.world Updated: May 10, 2013 00:26 IST
Scientists have found that phenolic compounds found in champagne can improve spatial memory.
They said the compounds alter proteins linked to the brain's ability to store memories - the same proteins that seem to deteriorate with age.
In a press release, Professor Jeremy Spencer at the University of Reading, UK, said they encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption, and their results suggest that a very low intake of one to two glasses a week can be effective.
Those who don't like champagne can get some of the same results by eating other polyphenol-rich foods, such as blueberry and cocoa, the researchers said.