Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here’s What the Research Really Says

Source: Time

By JAMIE DUCHARME

February 20, 2018
TIME Health
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New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90.

Though the study has not yet been published in a scientific journal, it triggered a spate of booze-praising headlines. But can alcohol actually help you live longer? Researchers have gone back and forth on that question for years. Here’s what the research really says about alcohol and health.

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  1. To my dear friends: Zia, Rafiq, Riffat etc
    Please do not erase and delate it.

    As I said here to you before many times that we have to put trust on the health experts than Islamic clerics who lack of knowledge about foods and drinks.

    Editor: deleted for repetition …

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