If you want to live a healthier life and live longer, drink more alcohol. But not too much.
Moderate drinking may lengthen your life, while too much may shorten it, researchers from Italy report. Their conclusion is based on pooled data from 34 large studies involving more than 1 million people and 94,000 deaths.
According to the data, drinking a moderate amount of alcohol ”? up to four drinks per day in men and two drinks per day in women ”? reduces the risk of death from any cause by roughly 18 percent, the team reports in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Of course they call for balance and consideration when consuming, but I was surprised by the four glass a day maximum. Seems like a lot.
And they did encourage consumption during meals. That was good to see.
The size of the study is quite an amazing thing to see.»? "... data from 34 large studies involving more than 1 million people and 94,000 deaths."
So, this Christmas season it would seem that wine with the christmas goose would be a very physically healthy thing to do.
Read the whole piece here.