Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion 11 August 2017 Excessive alcohol consumption is bad for you. Excessive alcohol consumption is bad for you. A moderate intake of wine, however, can help to slow down the advance of conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease as we age. Recently, a team of Spanish scientists has discovered that when wine passes through the stomach, it’s digestion generates chemical compounds that help to protect the brain’s neurons against dying. They also noted that the composition of these wine-derived substances and their effectiveness in protecting brain cells depends on the make-up and health of each individual’s gut microbiota. 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Holding a sneeze blew a hole in this man's throat Lifestyle Want to look younger? Facial stretching can help Lifestyle 7 weird health tips that are actually true Diet and nutrition More than 10 reasons why rooibos is good for you Diet and nutrition 3 ways to feel better about yourself in 2018 News 7 celebrities with chronic illnesses From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.