Current findings from the Cognitive Biowine Research Project, funded by the Spanish Export and Investment Corporation (ICEX), suggest that polyphenols and probiotics in non-alcoholic wines can improve cognition in Alzheimer's patients (dementia).
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This project started in July 2019 by the research team of Commercial Food Development Ltd. with the aim of developing a drink that can fight neuronal decline disorders by comparing the results of studies
. In their experiment, they de-alcoholized and concentrated red wine to increase its polyphenol content and probiotic activity, and participants would ingest this non-alcoholic wine for two weeks. By comparing the results of cognitive tests before and after the experiment, test scores increased by an average of 20%, and the results showed that the non-alcoholic wine they studied had a particularly important effect on immediate memory and judgments of time and space.