A glass or two of wine each day can help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's, the biggest ever study has found.
Researchers discovered those who indulged in light to moderate social drinking were 23 per cent less likely to develop forms of dementia and cognitive impairment.
'It is well accepted that a glass of wine is good for your heart and reduces coronary artery and cardiovascular diseases,' said Edward J Neafsey, a co-author of the study carried out at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
He added that moderate alcohol consumption had the same effect on the brain. Scientists analysed more than 140 studies, dating back to 1977, and involving more than 365,000 people.