living over 90 years can be an easy thing by drinking a couple of glasses of alcohol per night, according to a study on members of old age in the United States
The 90+ Study, initiated in 2003, focuses on the fastest-growing age group in the United States, the "oldest," to determine what habits lead to the quantity and quality of life, according to its website.
This year, researchers at the Clinic for Aging Research and Education (CARE), in Laguna Woods, California, focused on what diet, activities and lifestyles are commonly presented among those who live longer.
When analyzing more than 1,600 people, the results of the study showed that people who drank two glasses of beer or wine a day improved their chances of living more than those who did not by about 18 percent.
MD. Claudia Kawas, a specialist in neurology and director of the 90+ Study at the University of California, presented his findings at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Austin, Texas, on February 17.
"I have no explanation for that, but I strongly believe that drinking moderately improves longevity," Kawas said.
Exercising regularly and participating in a hobby for two hours a day were also associated with longer lives. Surprisingly, people who were overweight, but not obese, in their 70s lived longer than normal or were underweight.
Source: US News