Diet & Nutrition

Elderly people should be drinking alcohol to live longer

New research has found a link between moderate drinking and cognitive health in old age.

It seems Britain’s longest reigning monarch may have some connections in the lab as a new scientific study claims that drinking CAN be beneficial for living longer and maintaining cognitive health.
While this wasn’t necessarily the case for all participants, a promising link in lower incidence rate was discovered within the white, middle-class males and females.
“Moderate and heavy drinkers had 2-fold higher odds of living to age 85 without cognitive impairment relative to non-drinkers.”
But while more research needs to be conducted on a larger and more diverse scale, lead author Erin Richard reiterates that a glass of wine a day or a cocktail or a brandy or a shot of gin (whatever you’re into), may actually be beneficial in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
"This study shows that moderate drinking may be part of a healthy lifestyle to maintain cognitive fitness in ageing."
We’ll cheers to that!
Her Majesty is said to enjoy a series of beverages each day.
As usual, Her Royal Highness was way ahead of the curve on this one. Because according to a recent report from The Independent, which credits the monarch’s late cousin, Margaret Rhodes, The Queen has four drinks a day.
Per the report, enjoyed shortly before lunch, is a gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon and a “lot of ice.” Then, during the meal, she’ll raise her glass for a tipple of wine.
The monarch of more than six decades will then take a dry Martini and a glass of bubbly in the evening.
If you’re counting, that comes to 6 units per day, which would technically make Her Majesty a binge drinker by government standards.
But at 91, we can’t help but hand it to her. She’s clearly doing something right!