The latest is research showing that “compounds commonly found in red wine and grape seeds may help treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.” Wine Spectator‘s Tina Benitez reported last week on the study conducted by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers tested non-lethal doses of grape seed extract on mice that had attributes of Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Dr. Guilio Pasinetti, professor of neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and research leader on the study, “The grape seed extract was so beneficial that it almost completely prevented the typical characteristics of degeneration of the brain.” Clinical studies on humans will begin in a few months.
And that’s cool. But while I’m waiting for the results, I think I’ll stick to my own study of the benefits of a glass or two of wine a night.
Read the entire Wine Spectator article—“Grape Seeds May Combat Alzheimer’s”—here. Photo by Roberto Caucino.