Monday, November 10, 2008

Wine may 'protect against dementia'

Wine may 'protect against dementia': "Wine may protect against dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by Gothenburg University in Sweden.

The study, which started in 1968, has followed the drinking and lifestyle habits of 1,458 women. Women were categorised according to types of alcohol consumed and frequency of consumption.

162 of the women in the study eventually developed dementia. The results showed that within the wine drinking group there was a significantly below-average rate of dementia, whereas no such correlation was found for women who regularly drank beer or spirits."