A daily cock­tail wards off Alzheimer’s

First For Women - - Nutrition -

It can help stave off age-re­lated cog­ni­tive im­pair­ments, say re­searchers at the Univer­sity of Rochester Med­i­cal Cen­ter in New York. Com­pared to tee­to­talers, sub­jects who were given the equiv­a­lent of up to 21⁄ cock­tails per day had 40% lower lev­els of brain in­flam­ma­tion— a key fac­tor linked to the de­vel­op­ment of Alzheimer’s and other neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions. The study au­thors ex­plain that low doses of al­co­hol im­prove the body’s abil­ity to flush out in­flam­ma­tory waste and tox­ins from brain tis­sue.

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