Boozing Is BAD For You! Um, On Second Thought... Heavy Drinkers Are MORE Likely To Reach The Age of 85 Without Dementia
In fact, they said, moderate to heavy drinkers are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers.
The study, which tracked more than 1,000 middle class white men and women in California, builds on a swell of recent research linking alcohol intake to longevity.
The researchers warned that the study does not suggest drinking is responsible for increased longevity and cognitive health.
They make the point that people who drink moderate amounts of wine on a regular basis tend to have higher incomes and education levels. They also tend to smoke less and have better access to health care.