Can a drink or two a day keep dementia at bay?
Low-level alcohol consumption reduces inflammation and helps delay dementia.
That's the finding of the latest study to tackle the pros and cons of moderate alcohol consumption.
Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York report that mice exposed to the equivalent of 2.5 drinks a day have less inflammation in the brain than mice not exposed to alcohol. Their glymphatic system is also more efficient at moving spinal fluid through the brain and removing waste.
The two groups had identical performances in cognitive and motor tests.