A recent health and longevity study has baristas and bartenders across the nation shaking their tip jars in joy. According to researchers at the University of California-Irvine, liberal consumption of both coffee and booze were a critical factor in the longevity of their study subjects who were all aged 90 or older. The researchers spent 15 years examining the lifestyles of people 90 and older in hopes of unlocking the secrets to a long life. As it turns out, people who consumed moderate amounts of beer, wine, and coffee lived longer than those who avoided the beverages entirely.
Among other things, the study found that people “who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained,” and that “people who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.”
Dr. Claudia Kawas, a primary researcher for the study, recently said at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Austin, “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,” according to the Independent.
The key, of course, is moderation.
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