Congratulations, Champagne Fans: Drinking Bubbly 3 Times a Week Could Prevent Dementia

Says one study, which we're totally inclined to believe. *glug, glug*

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Here's another reason to say cheers, salud, salute, or whatever else you say before chugging sipping some bubbly: According to academics at Reading University, having champagne three times a week can prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's, reports Metro UK.

Apparently, a compound found in pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes—which are both used to make champagne—can boost spatial memory and help protect the brain from diseases.

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The test was conducted on rats, but researchers now want to try it out in clinical trials. "The results were dramatic," Professor and lead researcher Jeremy Spencer said. "This research is exciting because it illustrates for the first time that moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning such as memory."

The Alzheimer's Society has stated that while the results were interesting, a lot more research needed to be done. But, uh, until then—count me in for those trials? I've kind of already been testing it on my own. (For the science, guys. For the science.)

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