Drinking Alcohol and Longevity: More Scientific Medical Research Evidence

Another study shows  both reduced cardiac problems and lower all-cause mortality in adults who drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol.

The research examined 2,487 adults aged 70-79 years without heart disease at the beginning of the study. They were followed for an average period of over five and one-half years.

The risks of cardiac events (myocardial infarction, angina, or heart failure) and of all-cause mortality were significantly lower in light to moderate drinkers  than in abstainers or occasional drinkers (those who drank  <1 drink per week).



  • Maraldi, C., et al. Impact of inflammation on the relationship among alcohol consumption, mortality, and cardiac events: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2006, 166(14), 1490-1497.

Filed Under: Longevity

This site does not dispense medical, legal, or any other advice and none should be inferred.
For more fine print, read the disclaimer.