Skip to main content

Study: A key to living to 90+ is more booze and being overweight

Uh... maybe you should check with your doctor about this.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Studying the oldest of the old since 2003, researchers from Orange County's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) believe they've found out how people can live longer

The 90+ Study, as they call it, involved more than 1,600 participants (all 90 or older), whom were questioned every six months about their diet, activities, medical history, medications, in addition to neurological and neuropsychological tests. 

The goals of the study were to simply answer questions about how these people were living longer. 

Among their findings: 

  • Those who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who didn't. 
  • Overweight people in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people. 
  • More than 40 percent of their 90+ study group suffered from dementia. 

University of California neurology specialist, Dr. Claudia Kawas, says that about two glass of beer or wine a day gives people an 18 percent better chance of avoiding premature death, according to the Independent

And in a quote that'll make you completely second guess this study, Kawas added: “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity."

It probably goes without saying, but it'd be wise to consult with your doctor before you incorporate these methods into your life. 

Next Up

Wild

Wild flip the script, dominate Blackhawks

Ryan Hartman scored twice to earn the first game of a back-to-back.

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

argue-wertman booking photos

Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.

rep nolan west mn house

MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

Screen Shot 2022-01-20 at 12.56.52 PM

What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?

The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.

icicles, freezing weather, cold weather

Booming noises in the night could be frost quakes

The loud sounds are most likely to happen during the middle of the night.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks

The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.

Reyel Simmons photo 1 - complaint - crop

MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty

He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.

Wilf

Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates

Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.

Amaya Battle

Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday

The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.

st. paul federation of educators - teachers

Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations

Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.

Related

coronavirus

Study sheds more light on lingering symptoms of COVID-19

Two-thirds of the 150 patients involved in the study still had symptoms 1-2 months after disease onset.

covid, vaccine

Study finds 'no serious health effects' linked to mRNA vaccines

The study monitored 6.2 million recipients of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.