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The secret to living longer? More coffee, alcohol, study claims

Posted: 11:49 AM, Dec 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-26 17:49:51Z
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Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Do they include abstaining from coffee and alcohol?

If those sound like some of yours, you might want to reconsider, especially if you are 90 and older, according to researchers at the University of California-Irvine.

The 90+ Study, which started in 2003, claims people who drank “moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.”

Of course, this is one study and results may not transfer to everyone’s life based on their diets, activities and lifestyles.

The study also says people “who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than normal or underweight people did.”

More than 1,600 people have enrolled in The 90+ Study, but researchers are seeking new participants.

If you are at least 90 and are willing to participate in two annual visits and donate your brain to research after death, you may be eligible to enroll in The 90+ Study.

Contact 949-768-3635 or study90@uci.edu for more information.