With age, enjoy a glass of wine is more important than doing exercise.
A study called “90+ Study”, began in 2003 with the purpose of the analysis the elderly.
The participants in this study were originally part of another study called “a Short study of the world of leisure” (LWCS), which began in 1981.
Using the information from these participants, a team of researchers working on 90+ Study were to know: “What makes people live to be 90 years old?”
The objectives of the study were as follows:
To determine factors associated with longevity.
The definition of modifiable risk factors for mortality and dementia.
To study the performance of cognitive and functional decline in older people.
To study the epidemiology of dementia in the elderly.
To study the clinical pathological correlation in the elderly.
Study participants visited twice a year for the neurophysiological and neurological tests.
Glass or bottle?
Wine can help, but that doesn’t mean you have to drink a whole bottle at dinner. Moderation is the key! According to the Mayo clinic, for healthy adults over 65 years of age moderation is one glass. For those who are younger than 65 years, it is two glasses. Standard glass is 12 FL oz beer, 5 oz wine or 1.5 FL oz distilled spirits.
It has been proven that moderate alcohol consumption has the following advantages:
Less chances of ischemic stroke.
The possible reduction in risk of developing diabetes.
Reduced risk of development or death from heart disease.
A study published in the British journal of sports medicine, showed how physical activity can counteract the negative consequences of alcohol consumption.
The study’s author, Dr. Emmanuel Stamatakis examined data collected from surveys of health from England and Scotland, and then shared the 36 370 participants into three groups.
The groups were divided according to criteria that were not very active, with a moderate amount of exercise and those who are involved in sports on a regular basis. Then a group of researchers looked at how much alcohol consuming people in each group, respectively.
Computing 5735 deaths during the follow-up period of 10 years per person, the researchers found that compared with lifetime abstinence from alcohol, hazardous use of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes. They also noted that the more drinks were consumed weekly, the greater the risk of death from cancer.