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Study suggests 'modest' alcohol consumption can help you live past 90

Study suggests 'modest' alcohol consumption can help you live past 90

The 90+ Study, led by neurologist Claudia Kawas from the University of California and initiated in 2003, studied over 1,600 people within the "oldest-old" group. Well, one researcher says reaching for a wine glass, rather than a dumbbell may help you live longer. Drinking two cups of coffee can reduce risk up to 10 percent, whereas those people who exercise between 15 and 45 minutes of a day can lower risk up to 11 percent.

According to the study, overweight alcohol drinkers are more likely to live longer as compared to skinny people or people that live healthier lifestyles.

Moderate drinking, however, was not the only activity reported by The 90+ Study that had a positive impact on longevity. Also, the study stated that regular exercise and spending time on a hobby were allied with living for longer. They performed various tests, such as cognitive, neuropsychological and physical ones.

Finally, people who spend two hours a day on a hobby are 21 percent less likely to die early. "Maybe that can tell us something".

Children born in the United States today are expected, on average, to live to age 103, and by the middle of the century, the USA will have 8-10 million people age 90 and older, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among those with dementia, half do not have sufficient neuropathology in their brain to explain their cognitive loss.

People aged 90 and older with an APOE2 gene are less likely to have clinical Alzheimer's dementia but are much more likely to have Alzheimer's neuropathology in their brains.

What Else Will Help People Live Beyond 90 Years Old?

But beer and wine are definitely the most fun.

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