Thursday, March 1, 2007

Wine Drinkers May Live Longer

Men Who Drank Half Glass Daily Extended Lives 4 Years WebMD 2/28/07 "Men who drink about half a glass of wine a day over decades may outlive teetotalers by four years on average, a 40-year Dutch study shows...Men who currently drink "should do so lightly (one to two glasses per day) and preferably drink wine," says Streppel...A standard drink is 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer, 8 ounces of malt liquor, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits or liquor such as rum, vodka, or whiskey...Compared with teetotalers, men who reported moderate drinking (less than two glasses per day) of any type of alcohol were 33% less likely to die of any cause and 28% less likely to die of heart problems during the study. Wine showed benefits over other forms of alcohol. Compared with men who drank no wine, those who drank about half a glass daily were 38% less likely to die of any cause and 46% likely to die of heart problems ...Light alcohol intake may boost HDL ("good") cholesterol and help prevent blood clots..."

More details at ScienceDaily.

No mention of resveratrol? Or of Sirt 1 gene?

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