Study claims alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90

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When it comes to living a long life - booze may actually help you live longer than hitting the treadmill.

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When it comes to living a long life - booze may actually help you live longer than hitting the treadmill.
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A new study claims drinking a couple of glasses of beer or wine a day is more important than exercise for living past 90.

A specialist in neurology from the University of California spoke about the research at a recent conference.

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She tells British online newspaper The Independent she firmly believes that modest drinking improves longevity.

The study shows people who drank about two glasses of beer or wine a day were nearly 20 percent less likely to experience a premature death.

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