Italian researchers examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and long-term survival in 1,536 men aged 45-65. The results show that about two (2) years of life are gained by moderate drinkers (1-4 drinks per day) in comparison with occasional and heavy drinkers.

Drinking in moderation, exercising, and not smoking were all found to be associated with greater life expectancy.


  • Farchi, G., et al. Alcohol and survival in the Italian rural cohorts of the Seven Countries Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 2000, 29, 667-671.

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