Over-interpretation of a recent (2013) piece of animal-based research led some press commentators to insinuate that champagne / white wine consumption might have a role in reducing the risk of dementia in humans. The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal offers a due sense of perspective and reminds readers that it probably won’t.
No hard evidence champagne can prevent dementia. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, November 9th 2015.
This relates to:
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Corona, G. Vauzour, D. [and] Hercelin, J. [et al] (2013). Phenolic acid intake, delivered via moderate champagne wine consumption, improves spatial working memory via the modulation of hippocampal and cortical protein expression / activation. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling. November 10th 2013, Vol.19(14), pp.1676-89. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
Red Wine Consumption
Red wine consumption appears to be beneficial for healthy gut microbes:
Why red wine could be good for your gut – in moderation. London: BBC Health News, August 28th 2019.
There is a critical appraisal of this research:
No proof red wine makes you slim or is good for your gut. London: NHS Digital Behind the Headlines, August 28th 2019.