Booze is beneficial, well duh!

Lance's picture
Submitted by Lance on Wed, 2007-09-26 01:47

An Auckland university study has found that moderate alcohol intake can actually improve your memory.

"Building on this knowledge may help in the treatment of memory disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and other dementias."

I'd like to commission a study to see if moderate alcohol intake can actually help prevent Alzheimer's and if so, petition Nanny to introduce it into the water supply. New Zealanders could not be trusted to take such preventative measures themselves, but by introducing it into the water supply, Nanny would ensure that everyone gets their daily dose.

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unsub's picture

Any of youse guys listened to 'Big Rock Candy Mountain?"

Hic. Now where did I put that Brandy?

My God thats interesting. In rats too.

Kasper's picture

Abstract of a study called: Ethanol improves short-term social memory in rats. Involvement of opioid and muscarinic receptors. Authors Prediger, Rui and Takahashi, Reinaldo N

Some human and animal studies have demonstrated enhancement of memory processes when ethanol was administered immediately after training and subjects were later tested in the drug-free state. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acute ethanol administration (0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 g/kg) by intraperitoneal (i.p.) and oral route on short-term memory, using the social recognition test in rats. The actions of scopolamine (0.06 and 0.5 mg/kg, i.p.) and naloxone (1.0 mg/kg, i.p.) and their interaction with ethanol in relation to short-term memory were also studied. The doses of ethanol used did not show any sedative effect, which was assessed by measuring locomotor activity. The results indicate that acute low doses of ethanol (0.5 and 1.0 g/kg, i.p.) improve the short-term olfactory memory in rats in a specific and time-dependent manner, and that this action is, at least in part, related to opioid, but not to muscarinic receptors. In addition, these findings confirm that the social recognition test in rats is a useful and reliable model to investigate short-term memory affected by ethanol. [Copyright 2003 Elsevier]



Elijah Lineberry's picture


Looks like ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... my left-overs from breakfast. Smiling

Waaaaay ahead of you Linz

Lance's picture

Best thing ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... would be to mandate wine-only workplaces.

It won't work. I only drink

dinther's picture

It won't work. I only drink whiskey

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