Donald Trump likes to brag that he has “never had a drop of alcohol.” Well, a new report published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease might explain how demented he is.
In a study examining 1,300 seniors, researchers found that those who drank alcohol five to seven days a week were more likely to reach the age of 85 without significant loss of brain function than those who drank less. Among those who fared the best were those who drank up to four drinks a day.
Cognitive impairment tends to happen at the age of 85 regardless of lifestyle choices, but alcoholic beverages, such as red wine, contain antioxidants that prevent the inflammation of blood vessels in the brain that causes dementia.
The study also found that the men who drank up to four drinks a day were more likely to actually reach the age of 85.
Alcohol is known to reduce stress and improve sleep, both of which are important in reducing inflammation that causes cancers.
So lay back and have a drink. Why would you want to feel like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin or ISIS fighters anyway?