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A New Study Correlates Alcohol and Coffee Consumption With Longer Lifespans


It seems that every few years, a new study arrives that either reinforces or undermines the belief that moderate alcohol consumption can have health benefits. The same goes for coffee—few beverages have had more conflicting reports. Is it good for you? Is it shortening your lifespan? Well, here’s the latest.

A brand new study out of the University of California-Irvine is making the rounds on the web, suggesting that consumption of “moderate amounts” of both alcohol and coffee is indeed linked to longer lifespans. Called “The 90+ Study” and started in 2003, this large-scale effort in data collection focused explicitly on the nonagenarian age group—people 90 years of age and older—to determine what factors were significant in reaching such a lofty goal. And as it turns out, those factors included alcohol and coffee consumption.

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