Sunday, October 07, 2007

I'll drink to that!

2 beersDon’t Forget: Drink a Beer – or Two – Daily!
Study in rats suggests long-term, moderate consumption of alcohol improves recall of both visual and emotional stimuli

 You may be hard-pressed to recall events after a night of binge drinking, but a new report suggests that low to moderate alcohol consumption may actually enhance memory.

"There are human epidemiological data of others indicating that mild [to] moderate drinking may paradoxically improve cognition in people compared to abstention," says Maggie Kalev, a research fellow in molecular medicine and pathology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and a co-author of an article in The Journal of Neuroscience describing results of a study she and other researchers performed on rats. "This is similar to a glass of wine protecting against heart disease, however the mechanism is different."

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1 comment:

Derek Brink said... my reckoning...

If I drink two beers and one glass of red wine a day, I'll be super-smart and my heart will last forever.

Thanks a bunch, science!