Cheers! Let’s drink to our health!
According to San Diego Union-Tribune, UC San Diego claims in a new study that certain people who regularly consume moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol are more likely to live to 85 without developing dementia and other cognitive problems compared to people who don’t drink at all.
The long-term study was largely based on white, middle-class men and women living in Rancho Bernardo, a master-planned community in North County.
In a statement, the university said the study “does not suggest drinking is responsible for increased longevity and cognitive health. Alcohol consumption, particularly wine, is associated with higher incomes and education levels, which in turn are associated with lower rates of smoking, lower rates of mental illness and better access to health care.”
You can read the full report at the San Diego Union-Tribune‘s page