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April 1, 2009

Source: The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5088179/Red-wine-could-help-you-think.html

Men and women performed better in mental arithmetic tests after being given resveratrol, the ingredient in red wine associated with other advantages including burning off junk food and reducing the risk of heart disease.

It is thought resveratrol, which is also found in raspberries, blueberries and cranberries, works by increasing blood flow to the brain. Researchers at Northumbria University found adults who had taken resveratrol performed better in a series of tests.

December 23, 2008

Source: The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/3918685/Chocolate-wine-and-tea-can-boost-brain-power.html

Researchers discovered that wine has the most pronounced effect in boosting people’s memory, followed by chocolate and tea.

And those who regularly consume all three in modest amounts were found to perform best when asked to carry out a series of brain tests.

December 5, 2008

Source: Daily Mail

Can red wine mimic the health effect of oily fish? A glass or two of wine a day helps the body make oils that are good for the heart, research suggests.

A study of hundreds of couples revealed that drinking small amounts of alcohol boosts levels of omega 3. The oils, which are more usually associated with eating oily fish, are credited with a host of health benefits, from cutting the risk of heart disease to boosting brain power. Most effective of all is red wine, with one small glass a day for women and two for men providing optimum benefit, the Italian study found.

March 28, 2002

Source: Daily Mail

Wine improves brain function in older women. French researchers found that women over 50 who drank two or more glasses of wine daily were 2.5 times more likely to score in the top 10% in tests.

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