Imagine if someone out there was willing to pay you to drink red wine. Then imagine that it was all for a good cause, too.
Well, this is exactly the case, because Northumbria University are willing to not only give you free wine but pay you to drink it.
The Brain, Performance, and Nutrition Research Centre are going to conduct a study into the health benefits of red wine (a topic we’d also definitely like to know more about).
They’re hoping the study will prove their theory that red wine boosts our mental functions, and are after healthy women and men aged between either 18-35 or 50-70 years to take part in two separate studies.
Timothy Eschle, the PhD student leading the study, told ITV News: “There are a number of benefits to consuming red grapes.
“A specific extract from the skin of red grapes, resveratrol, has been found to increase blood flow to the brain and in some cases, increase mental performance on cognitive tasks.
“Most studies have been carried out in young adults at the peak of their cognitive abilities, thus the benefits of resveratrol are expected to be more prominent in older adults who may suffer a slight natural decline in certain aspects of mental function such as memory and reaction time.
“We also want to establish whether resveratrol can affect mental function at altitude, which often impacts on people’s performance.”
Interesting stuff. First things first, however - do they have Merlot?
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