Drinking champagne has always been associated with luxury, power and success, but there is now an even better reason to splash out and crack open a bottle of bubbly, as scientists claim that it could help to combat aging and dementia.

Scientists at Reading University gave a group of rats champagne for six weeks, and observed results against control groups given placebos and plain alcohol. The findings were very encouraging and indicated an improvement in spatial working memory in the rats, achieved through changes in hippocampal signalling and protein expression.
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