Drink up! Maybe.
Sure, the findings are only preliminary. Granted, the study was small, and was only performed on rats. But who cares? The results are in: drinking three glasses of champagne a week could help prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
I mean, probably not, really. But who cares? It's a semi-valid-sounding excuse to drink champagne!
This is right up there with eating dark chocolate for the antioxidants. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, so let's not look too closely.
Specifically, drinking champagne on a regular basis helped improve rats' ability to retain spatial memory. The results are due to a chemical compound found in the pinot noir and pinot menuier grapes, which are used to make champagne.
That's not as delightful as picturing rats drinking champagne from tiny rat-sized champagne flutes, but I'll take it.