Huffington Post - Does Alcohol Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

 – January 19, 2012  –– 

Research has shown an association between drinking alcohol in moderation and having a lower risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. A chemical in an alcoholic beverage protects the brain, while too much of this chemical does not. Scientists at Mount Sinai School of Medicine studied the effects of wine on experimental laboratory mice that possessed a human Alzheimer's gene. They found that when the mice ingested moderate amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon wine – the mouse-equivalent of a six-ounce glass – the animals had better memory ability and less of the protein building-blocks that lead to amyloid plaques in the brain
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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