Alcohol May Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's. Not the Fun Alcohol, The Other, Less Attractive One

13 Jul
Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Signs of Mild Cognitive Impairment

People are always trying to make new claims on how alcohol is beneficial to the body in some way. Apparently some type of spanish beer rehydrates you better than water. Nothing rehydrates you better than water because it’s fucking water. And most of the time they’re not even talking about beer, the fun alcohol–they’re talking about wine. Who drinks wine? Priests…that’s who. And girls. Girls fucking love wine because it tastes good, and because it’s not beer. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve heard a girl say she’s liked beer. Then again, I can also count on one hand how many girls I actually talk to, so maybe the ratio’s a little off.

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“Still, alcohol is known to raise HDL cholesterol (the good kind) and help prevent platelets in the blood from sticking together, both of which are risk factors for dementia, she said. Also, animal studies suggest that low amounts of alcohol can stimulate the release of acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain that is important in memory.

And substances in red wine such as resveratrol, in theory, may help protect the brain from aging.

The red wine effect is thought to be due to polyphenols and antioxidants in the skin of the grape that remain after the grapes are pressed, said Mark Sager, a professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.

Other research suggests that the same protective benefits from red wine can be achieved through grape juice, said Sager, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute.”

You know what else reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s? Not being old.

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