Professor Jeremy Spencer at Reading University in the UK is one of the academics who carried-out research from 2013, that found drinking three glasses of champagne per day can help prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's. Apparently, phenolic compounds found in pinot noir and pinot meunier (the black grapes used to make bubbles), can ward-off brain disease and increase spatial memory thanks to their brain-boosting affects that come from flavonoids in the wine.
Revealed to the Mail on Sunday, Prof. Spencer said the results were dramatic, but testing was performed on rodents, not humans.
It's important to note that a spokesman from the English Alzheimer's Society said that a lot more research is needed and doctors say this approach to Alzheimer's prevention is to be approached with caution. Excessive alcohol consumption is not healthy, leading to many further health complications and responsible drinking should always be exercised.
“We encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption and our results suggest that a very low intake of one to two glasses a week can be effective," said Prof. Spencer.
We certainly wouldn't be thinking this is a healthy way to prevent any possible onset of the disease, but at least we all know we can enjoy a glass or two of bubbles with an added perk!