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Drinking Red Wine May Significantly Boost Memory, Concentration

Update Date: Jun 09, 2014 07:16 PM EDT

Need a reason to have another glass of Merlot? New research from Germany reveals that drinking red wine significantly boosts memory.

Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin found that a resveratrol, a compound found in red wine and dark chocolate, enhances short-term recall and boosts concentration, according to the Daily Mail.

According to Live Science, the latest study involved 23 overweight participants who took resveratrol supplements for half a year.

Researchers had administered memory tests and brain scans before and after the study period.

The findings revealed that people who the supplement group had significantly better memories than those in the placebo group

Researchers explained that participants in the supplement group were significantly better at recalling words seen 30 minutes earlier. Brian scans also showed that those in the supplement group also showed more connections in the brain regions linked to memory.

Researchers said the latest findings suggest that taking resveratrol supplements may help stall dementia by preventing cognitive decline. 

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