Drinking Alcohol Better Than Exercise For Living Past 90, Study Claims

February 21, 2018

By: Nathan Vicar (WYCD) -- Exercise or alcohol? When it comes to living a long life - booze may actually help you live longer than hitting the treadmill. The 90+ Study, led by the University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, claims drinking a couple of glasses of beer or wine a day is more important than exercise for living past 90.

A specialist in neurology from the University of California, Irvine spoke about the research at a recent conference. She told British online newspaper The Independent she firmly believes that modest drinking improves longevity.

The study showed people who drank about two glasses of beer or wine a day were nearly 20 percent less likely to experience a premature death. Click here to read a summary of the study.