New research shows that if you want to stay in your 90s, moderate alcohol consumption actually beats exercise in what is definitely the best thing we’ve discovered all week.
A new study from the University of California Irvine found that people who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
The study also found that people in their 70s who were overweight lived longer than people who were underweight.
Claudia Kawas, a neurologist at the University of California, tracked 1,700 people in their 90s from 2003 to examine how certain daily habits affected longevity
The authors wanted to know what makes people live past 90 years of age.
Each six months, researchers visited participants to perform physiological, neuropsychological and mental and physical tests
To order to determine what affects people in the past 90, researchers have used data on diet, behaviors, medical history, drugs and many other variables.
Some relevant results of the study are presented here
- Persons drinking small quantities of alcohol or coffee are longer than abstainers.
- People overweight lived longer than ordinary or underweight persons in their 70s.
- Over 40% of people aged 90 and older suffer from dementia while almost 80% are disabled. Both are more common in women than men.
- About half of people who have dementia of over 90 are unable to explain their cognitive loss by having enough neuropathology in their brains.
- Individuals 90 years and older with APOE2 have less chance of severe Alzheimer’s dementia, but much more likely to be neuropathic with Alzheimer’s brain.