A recent study has found that moderate wine consumption among older adults can result in better cognitive function. According to SeniorJournal.com, the study also found that women may be more able to reap the benefits than their male counterparts.
The research focused on 5,033 men and women with an average age of 58. They were studied for a duration of seven years, during which they were periodically given tests that examined their cognitive decline.
The news source reports that women who drank wine at least four times a week had a lower risk of scoring poorly on the test. The findings could also reflect lifestyle choices that are beneficial as well, the authors say.
"A positive effect of wine...could also be due to confounders such as socio-economic status and more favorable dietary and other lifestyle habits," the researchers claim.
Along with staving off mental decline, MSNBC.com reports that the beverage can serve as a blood thinner, which may lower one's cholesterol and has also been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.