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Those drinking alcohol and coffee likely to live longer
    2018-03-05  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

According to recent research from the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), drinking coffee and wine could help you live longer.

The 90+ Study evaluated more than 1,600 people over the age of 90 for their lifestyle habits and other qualities that might have contributed to their longevity. Participants were visited every six months, when they were given various neurological, neuropsychological, cognitive, and physical tests. Researchers also collected information about the participants’ diets, lifestyles and medical histories, among other things.

Those who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee every day were likely to live longer than those who abstained. Those who consumed about two glasses daily of beer or wine were 18 percent more likely to live longer, while coffee drinkers were 10 percent more likely to outlive their peers.

“I have no explanation for it,” admitted Dr. Claudia Kawas, a key researcher from the study, at a conference, “but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity.”

So should we all be drinking more coffee and wine?

“Most studies about alcohol consumption, including the 90+ Study, are observational, so we can only say that something about drinking is associated with health and longevity,” registered British dietitian Jennifer Markowitz said. “I’d be curious to see if the coffee and alcohol drinkers shared other important habits or lifestyle factors that might also play into their longevity.”

In other words, it might not be the booze and coffee that’s helping people live longer. That being said, the two substances do have some considerable health benefits.

“Wine and coffee are packed with antioxidants which are known to protect our bodies from damage caused by free radicals,” explained registered dietitian Keri Gans. “Research on antioxidants has shown several health benefits, including the possibility they may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, improve cognitive function, decrease risk of dementia, and lower the risk of heart disease.”

Moderate drinking can be beneficial according to other studies — so long as it’s moderate.

Words to Learn 相关词汇

【戒】jiè abstain refrain deliberately and often with an effort of self-denial from an action or practice

【酒】jiǔ booze intoxicating drink, liquor

加州大学欧文分校记忆障碍和神经紊乱研究所近日的研究显示,喝咖啡和红酒可以让你更长寿。

“The 90+ Study”研究对1600名90岁以上老年人的生活习惯以及其他可能令他们长寿的因素进行了评估。研究人员每六个月与参与者碰面,对他们进行各种神经学、神经心理学、认知和身体方面的检查。研究人员还收集了参与者的饮食、生活方式、病史等相关信息。

那些每天摄入适量酒精或咖啡的人可能比不碰这些的人活得更长。每天饮用两杯啤酒或红酒的人比同龄人更长寿的可能性为18%,而喝咖啡的人比同龄人更长寿的可能性为10%。

该研究的核心研究员克劳迪娅•卡瓦斯博士在一场讨论会上坦言:“我没办法对此做出解释。但我坚信,适度饮酒可以延长寿命。”

所以我们应该多喝咖啡和红酒吗?

英国注册营养师珍妮弗•马科维茨表示:“大多数关于饮酒的研究都是观察性的,包括‘The 90+ Study’,所以我们可以得出的结论仅限于饮酒与健康长寿是有某些关联的。我很好奇,喝咖啡和饮酒的人在其他重要的生活习惯和方式上是否都是共同的,这些因素也可能影响他们的寿命。”

换句话说,令人长寿的可能不是酒和咖啡。话虽这么说,但这两种物质确实对健康大有益处。

注册营养师克丽•甘斯说:“红酒和咖啡中富含抗氧化剂,可以保护我们的身体免受自由基伤害。研究显示,抗氧化剂对健康有多种益处,如可能降低患二型糖尿病的风险、改善认知功能、降低患痴呆症和心脏病的风险。”

其他研究亦显示,适量饮酒对身体有益,前提是适量。 (Chinadaily.com.cn)

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