Wine and Dementia

I read something the other day that made me smile. Actually, it made me gasp with joy. Apparently, drinking wine on a regular basis can ward off dementia in women. (Sorry guys, I guess it doesn't work with males.) Yep it's true, all the wine I've consumed in my lifetime is actually building up my brain cells instead of destroying them. Phew… what a relief!

You see, lately, I've suffered from “clogged brain” syndrome. This is where you forget what you're doing, can't remember the name of a commonly used word, and simply don't have the mental prowess of your younger self. When I ask my friends and business colleagues if they too have experienced this, they just laugh and say “well, what do you expect, you're getting older!”  

And for that, there is no cure.

Until now…

Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have conducted research that proves there may be hope for us middle aged, wine lovin' gals. The findings are based on a random selection of 1500 women living in Gothenburg who were followed for a 34 year period. Women who reported drinking wine were 40% less likely to develop dementia. For women who consumed wine only, (as opposed to beer and liquor) their risk dropped almost 70%. (Source: Canwest News Service

I don't know about you, but this is good news for me, both personally as well as professionally. Heck, maybe we can use this info to increase our sales! Yes, I can just see it now…Dry Creek Vineyard smoothies, bottled Fumé water, Zinfandel lattes...

Oops, I'm getting ahead of myself.  Better just stick with the bottled stuff.

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VSC_Girl Author Profile Page said:
June 11, 2008 11:03 AM

That is great news! I need to drink more wine! HaHa

Sally said:
June 13, 2008 12:30 PM

I love this news! I'm one of those middle aged wine lovin' gals. Here's to a glass of "brain booster"!

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