Can drinking 3 glasses of champagne a day prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia?
Or does it simply help us forget that we have dementia and be happy?
As I write, I have not yet read the details of this suspect claim. I have a feeling there is some element of champagne that we can find in other foods that serves as brain food.
And…I was right. Turns out drunk rats were the subject of the study. “Phenolic compounds” in the grapes are what serves as brain food. The drinking part was sheer extrapolation on the part of the researchers.
The bottomline: Happy news about our favorite vices goes viral faster than an Ebola scare.