Category: Longevity

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

Alcohol and Health: Medical Findings for Health and Long Life

What do we know about alcohol and health? Moderate drinkers tend to have better health than either abstainers or heavy drinkers. They have fewer heart attacks and strokes. They’re also less likely to have many other diseases. Beer, wine and spirits appear to be equally good for health. And for longevity. I. Some Background on …

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Risk of Cognitive Impairment Increased by Drinking Less Alcohol: Abstaining from Alcohol is a Risk Factor for Dementia

The risk of cognitive impairment has again been found higher among those who drink less alcohol. This study followed 1,309 women age 65 or older for twenty years. Alcohol consumption was assessed periodically for 16 years. At the end of 20 years, cognitive impairment, including dementia, was measured. Some women cut their drinking by one-half …

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