“To a long life” may be a classic toast, but who knew that the contents of your glass could be key to fulfilling that wish?
According to reports on a recent study on the members of the United States’ oldest demographic, a glass or two an evening might have something to with living a longer life.
The 90+ study dates back fifteen years, and according to its website, it focuses on what elements of elderly people’s lives help them live long and enjoyable lives.
As part of it, researchers at the Clinic for Aging Research and Education in Laguna Woods, California, studied what helped folks live longer.
They studied the lives of over 1,600 people between the age of 90 and 99 and found that those who drink a couple of glasses of beer and wine per day live longer than those who abstain.
Of course, we could add in the fact that if your body allows you to drink (no medication or health problems that prevent it) at that age, you may be slightly healthier to begin with.
Logic such as this may take the fun out of it, so let us tell you that an actual medical doctor reckons that booze helps things.
Dr. Claudia Kawas, a neurology specialist and head of the 90+ Study at the University of California, is quoted as saying:
“I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity.”
There you have it – booze may help you live longer, according to at least one qualified doctor.
We’re taking this advice with a pinch of salt… a slice of lemon and a tequila shot.