Category: Longevity

Moderate drinkers tend to live longer than those who either abstain or drink heavily.

Avoid Frailty in Ageing (Research Suggests How to Do It!)

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I. Frailty It’s important to avoid frailty in ageing. That’s because frailty is linked to poor health, disability, and death. Of course, being healthy helps ward off frailty. But specifically, what can we do to reduce our chance of frailty in ageing? Most research has studied those who are already of advanced age. Also, it …

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Alcohol Lengthens Life (Moderate Drinking Promotes Longevity)

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The scientific evidence is that moderately drinking alcohol lengthens life. And not only do moderate drinkers tend to live longer than either abstainers or alcohol abusers. They also tend to be healthier in both body and mind. I. Study: Alcohol Lengthens Life Researchers studied drinking alcohol and the chances of reaching 90 years of age. …

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Alcohol in the Diet (Important Facts for Health and Long Life)

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What is the role of alcohol in the diet? The science-based Harvard Good Eating Pyramid recommends the moderate consumption of alcohol. The exception is for those with a good reason not to drink. Department of Agriculture Food Pyramid The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed its Food Pyramid. The goal was to provide dietary information …

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Exercise vs. Alcohol for Heart Health (Which is Better?)

Exercising is good for heart health. So is drinking alcohol (beer, wine and liquor or spirits) in moderation. Which wins in an exercise vs. alcohol for heart health contest? Or can we substitute one for the other? To see if exercise and moderate alcohol consumption are interchangeable, Researchers at the National Institute of Public Health …

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Moderate Drinking is Good for Health (Discover More!)

Harold Mandel, M.D., points out below that moderate drinking is good for health. And the alcohol can be wine (red or white), beer, or spirits. Spirits include whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, tequila, etc. It is a myth that young people enjoying a couple of drinks at a cocktail lounge must be mentally ill. This simply …

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Alcohol and Healthy Ageing (Drinking Helps Us Live Longer and Healthier)

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Are alcohol and healthy ageing linked? Research has found that drinking alcohol in moderation is associated with longer life. However, researchers looked at whether regular, moderate drinking improves healthy ageing. The Study Researchers studied 13,894 women in the Nurses’ Health Study. They assessed them at midlife and followed them over time. Thus, they were able to examine …

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People Tend To Underreport Alcohol Drinking Consumption

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Most studies find that people generally underreport alcohol consumption by about 40% to 60%. This doesn’t mean that people always lie about their drinking. To some degree, people simply don’t remember accurately. However, there are patterns to the underreporting. Clearly, people react to social expectations. And they want to maintain a good image. So they …

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Alcohol and Longevity: Important Facts for Long Life

What’s the relationship between drinking alcohol and longevity? Researchers wanted to know. So they examined average lifetime alcohol consumption, risk of cancer death, and deaths from all causes. I. The Study To do so, they used data from 99,654 men and women aged 55-74. All had participated in the U.S. Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian …

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Age-Related Diseases Reduced with Healthy Lifestyle

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Diseases of aging really can be reduced by following a few health tips. Not only that, but following health guidelines can add over ten years to a person’s life. We all know we shouldn’t smoke or become obese. But cravings for a cigarette can be so strong. And that dessert is so very, very tempting. Perhaps …

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Drinking Alcohol and Handgrip Strength

Handgrip strength is important because it’s a useful indicator of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a progressive and general loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. It often causes functional impairment, falls, disability, loss of autonomy, poor quality of life, and death. Is there a relationship between drinking alcohol and handgrip strength? A Study of Alcohol and …

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