December 5, 2009

Beer is ‘healthier’ than wine

beer-1Good news for all beer drinkers!!!

As per a study published in 2008 researchers at the University of Gottingen, Germany, guzzling beer is better for the brain while quaffing wine is a worry! The research has found that drinking wine damages the brain more than beer or spirits. Wine shrinks the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for memory and also one of the first areas to be affected by Alzheimer’s.

The researchers have arrived at this conclusion after analysing the brain scans of alcoholics with those of healthy adults. They found that the hippocampus, which is located deep within the brain’s temporal lobes, was 10% smaller in wine drinkers. According to the researchers, a shrunken hippocampus can affect the brain’s navigation and spatial awareness, and, as a result, may cause disorientation.

However, the research also says that beer drinkers had the lowest levels of a compound in the blood called homocysteine, which is often linked to heart diseases and strokes. The results of the study have been published in the medical journal ‘Alcohol and Alcoholism’.

So go everyone….grab a Fosters right now…cheers!!!

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