This Could Be the Tip to Living a Longer Life
According to Dr Bo Xi, of Shandong University School of Public Health, in China, a pint of beer or a glass of wine a day can help older people live longer.
The potential “protective” benefits of moderate drinking “clearly outweigh” the possible cancer risk, the expert said.
Downing 14 units or less per week for men, or seven for women, was linked to a 13% reduced risk of “all-cause mortality” in men and a 34% lower risk in women.
Male moderate drinkers had 21% less chance of dying from cardiovascular disease, rising to 34% for women.
However, researchers warned heavier drinking is linked to greater health problems, negating any benefits.