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At Least a Drink a Day Linked to Healthy Aging

Although I’m pretty sure most of us knew this already, we have a 35 year Harvard study behind us now…

“Women who drink alcohol in moderation have a better chance than nondrinkers of staying healthy as they age, especially if they spread out their consumption over most days of the week, a new study from Harvard researchers suggests.

The study followed nearly 14,000 mostly white women beginning in 1976. Compared with teetotalers, those who averaged roughly 3 to 15 alcoholic drinks per week in their late 50s had up to 28% higher odds of being free from chronic illness, physical disability, mental health problems, and cognitive decline at age 70, the study found.”

The article in its entirety can be found on cnn.com

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