Monday, June 25, 2012

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A DOUBLE SCOTCH, NEAT . . .

. . . won't hurt either . . .


TWO GLASSES OF WINE A DAY IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR MIDDLE-AGED


Moderate drinkers had better health and lifestlye than those who drank sparingly or too much, Boston University found Photo: Alamy



A study finds that those who drink in moderation - no more than 14 drinks a week and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men - have better overall scores than those who abstain completely.


The quality of life was measured using the Health Utilities index, which looks at factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility.


Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied 5,404 Canadians at age 50, and continued to observe them over a follow up period.


Most showed a stable alcohol consumption pattern and 'persistant moderate drinkers' were identified.


They found that these regular moderate drinkers scored highest in each of the health indices.


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