Good news! Daily glass of wine aids memory (if you’re over 60)

on 25/10/14 at 11:32 am

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imagesOlder people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a ‘significantly’ better ability to recall memories.

Drinking almost one glass of wine a day can sharpen the memory of people over the age of 60, research has found.

Older people who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks a week have a “significantly” better ability to recall memories of events than those who do not drink at all or who drink a lot more, according to scientists.

Moderate alcohol consumption – up to two alcohol beverages a day – amongst the over 60s was found to preserve the region of the brain responsible for memory and cognition.

Younger people considered light or moderate drinkers do not benefit in the same way, the study said.

Researchers from the Universities of Texas, Kentucky and Maryland in the US, studied the habits of more than 660 people who completed surveys on their alcohol consumption, took various neuropsychological tests and underwent MRI scans of their brains.

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