Thursday, February 4, 2021

Wine and cheese

Science! An Iowa State University research study has found that “diet modifications — including more wine and cheese — may help reduce cognitive decline.” Wine and cheese FTW.

Four specific findings:

Cheese, by far, was shown to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even late into life;

The daily consumption of alcohol, particularly red wine, was related to improvements in cognitive function;

Weekly consumption of lamb, but not other red meats, was shown to improve long-term cognitive prowess; and

Excessive consumption of salt is bad, but only individuals already at risk for Alzheimer’s Disease may need to watch their intake to avoid cognitive problems over time.
I hereby declare this study to be the final word on the subject. But don’t forget the crackers.

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comments: 6

Elaine Fine said...

If I keep forgetting the crackers should I “up” my quantities of wine and cheese?

Michael Leddy said...

What crackers?

Anonymous said...

Award for the best news of the day! I sent the link to my brother who said "yes!" as he and my SIL are eating lots of cheese.

My parents both drank a class of wine a day for years along with a slice or two of cheese and no cognitive decline.

So here's to cheese and wine! Haven't the French known this for years?


Chris said...

Blessed are the cheese-makers!

Michael Leddy said...

That sounds like our house. It's wine every night, or one beer, or one pour of something. And cheese just about every day.

Michael Leddy said...

And any manufacturers of dairy products!

Chris, you can see from the time-stamps why it looked like I was ignoring your comment earlier.