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A drink a day keeps the doctor away

October 26, 2011

We all know drinking red wine is good for your health. It contains many different compounds that increase antioxidant activity, which prevent heart disease and cancer. Red wine helps fighting wrinkles too, but what about other drinks?

Recent study shows, that moderate drinking of any alcoholic beverage in midlife, boosted the chance of successful aging. By successful meaning, old age free of cancer, heart disease or significant cognitive decline. The study also found, that women who had one to two drinks a day had even greater chance of good health, nearly 30% more than their non-drinking counterparts.

It looks like the most important thing is not what you drink, but how. Binge drinking, having four drinks within two hours, could have the opposite health effects, putting you at a greater risk for heart disease and high cholesterol. So, cheers, santé, salute, prost or na zdravje! Just remember: A drink a day keeps the doctor away.

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