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Drinking champagne could prevent Alzheimer's

Three cheers to champagne!

Scientists at Reading University in Berkshire, UK, have discovered that three glasses of bubbles per week may help to prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's.

Their research suggests two ingredients in champagne could be the key to staving off brain diseases.

It is thought that pinot noir and pinot meunier, both used in the creation of champagne, contain compounds with the ability to boost spatial memory and ward off brain disease.

So far, the study has only been conducted on rats, but scientists plan to continue their work on adults.

"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," said Jeremy Spencer, a biochemistry professor at Reading University.