Alcohol May Help Elderly Women, But Not Men, Live Longer

February 11, 2015 1:11 AM

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Alcohol May Help Elderly Women, But Not Men, Live Longer

Despite what you may have heard, the only older adults who get health benefits from drinking alcohol are women ages 65 or older, according to a new study of people over age 50. And even for this group, the benefits of drinking are modest, and debatable, researchers said.

In the new study, researchers looked at life span and alcohol consumption. They found that in women ages 65 and older, those who drank moderately lived longer than those who never drank.

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