Raise Your Hand if You Want to Live 11 Years Longer

By October 1, 2014Winemakers

I just read a way to add potentially 11 years to your life- and it comes from no less a source than the Centers for Disease Control and

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Prevention. The study was published in 2011 but mas vale tarde que nunca, right?

It was a study that showed that moderate alcohol consumption was one of 4 lifestyle behaviors that can have a big impact on longevity.

Here are the 4 healthy behaviors that the CDC says are associated with living longer:

*never having smoked

*eating a healthy diet

*getting regular physical activity

*drinking moderate amounts of alcohol

By the way alcohol consumption in the study wasn’t limited to just wine but also beer and distilled spirits. If you consider that roughly one third of all Americans don’t drink alcohol in any form for religious or personal reasons, there are a lot of people who stand to live longer if they started moderate alcohol consumption.

The study, “Low Risk Lifestyle Behaviors and All-Cause Mortality: Findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality Study,” was published online recently in the American Journal of Public Health. Researchers analyzed data from 16,958 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III Mortality Study from 1988 to 2006.


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