Chief Medical Officers are obviously not party animals. In November last year I was looking forward to a few drinks at Christmas, and a few more on Boxing Day, and a few more in the days that followed. Then the curmudgeonly party-poopers issued new guidelines on the intake of alcohol. The new advice reduced the recommended level to 14 units a week 😩
The advice was aimed at middle-aged people worried about dementia and explicitly warned them to reduce their drinking. Of course I am not middle-aged any more so maybe it doesn’t apply to me.
Still, to be on the safe side, I decided to shop around and see if I could find some more cheerful advice. Fortunately, researchers at the University of Reading are a happier bunch. They examined over 100 research studies and concluded that phenols, particularly in red wine and champagne, can help preserve brain cells, even when they are under attack from Alzheimer’s. They found that people who drank a glass and a half of wine every day had a lower risk of dementia than teetotalers.
I think I prefer to take their advice than listen to the Government miseries.