An attention grabbing headline for wine lovers but unfortunately the news is not as good as it seems!
There is a something in red wine which can keep the brain young, but there is no way you could drink enough of it to make a difference!
That's a shame...I'll certainly give it a good try!
A substance found in red wine can help keep the brain young in a similar way to exercise and a low-calorie diet, scientists have discovered. Resveratrol, which occurs naturally in the skin of fruits including grapes, blueberries and mulberries, can keep muscles supple and help protect connections between neurons in the brain, according to researchers. Tests on elderly mice showed the compound significantly slowed brain ageing by preserving synapses called neuromuscular junctions, which relay movement signals from the brain to the muscles. However, wine lovers will be disappointed to hear that the alcoholic drink does not contain enough resveratrol to ward off old age. “In wine, resveratrol is in such small amounts you could not drink enough of it in your life to have the benefits we found in mice given resveratrol,” said Dr Valdez.