Wine is Considered Twice as Effective as Beer in Adding to Longevity

Recently published research by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health provides good news for moderate drinkers.

The study indicates that both wine and beer may contribute to longevity

The drinking and eating habits of 1,373 men were followed over the course of 4 decades.  Results indicate that a half glass of red wine per day may add as much as 5 years to life expectancy.  Moderate beer drinkers benefit as well, but only half as much at 2.5 years.

Light alcohol consumption--particularly red wine--seems to be a positive for cardiovascular disease.  Moderate red wine consumption and resveratrol are associated with increased amounts of good cholesterol and a reduction in platelet clumping. 

Source: Bloomberg

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