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.


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