Drinking alcohol key to living past 90

By Jim Campbell

February 20th, 2018

Being a major league fan of drinking beer I found this story to my liking.

Who knew?

If I drank 4 beers instead of two would I live to be 100?



Too bad they didn’t call the study, “Cheating the Grim Reaper study.”

Drink your fair share of liquid refreshment and we can do that for a time.

The 90+ Study was initiated in 2003 to study the oldest-old, the fastest growing age group in the United States.

 The 90+ Study is one of the largest studies of the oldest-old in the world.

More than 1,600 people have enrolled.

 Because little is known about people who achieve this milestone, the remarkable increase in the number of oldest-old presents a public health priority to promote the quality as well as the quantity of life.

The 90+ Study participants

Initial participants in The 90+ Study were once members of The Leisure World Cohort Study (LWCS), which was started in 1981.

The LWCS mailed surveys to every resident of Leisure World, a large retirement community in Orange County, California (now incorporated as the city of Laguna Woods).  

This is an unreliable way to gather data.

What is the incentive to tell the truth?

What if the home owner is too wasted to reply?

Using the 14,000 subjects from the LWCS, researchers from The 90+ Study were able to ask, 

What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?

Studying the oldest-old

Participants of The 90+ Study are visited every six months by researchers who perform neurological and neu-ropsychological tests.

Our researchers at the Clinic for Aging Research and Education (CARE), located in Laguna Woods, obtain information about diet, activities, medical history, medications and numerous other factors.

Additionally, participants are given a series of cognitive and physical tests to determine how well people in this age group are functioning.



Please see my comments below.

The New York Daily News

BY Joe Dziemianowicz

Monday, February 20, 2018, 12:07 PM

Cheers to life — seriously.When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.


The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 
enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of daily habits on longevity.
Researchers discovered that subjects who drank about two glasses of beer or wine a day were 18% less likely to experience a premature death, the Independent reports. 

Meanwhile, participants who exercised 15 to 45 minutes a day, cut the same risk by 11%.

“I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity,”

Kawas stated over the weekend at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference in Austin, Texas.


Booze may be the answer to living a long life.Other factors were found to boost longevity, including weight. Participants who were slightly overweight — but not obese — cut their odds of an early death by 3%.

“It’s not bad to be skinny when you’re young but it’s very bad to be skinny when you’re old,” Kawas noted in her address.

Subjects who kept busy with a daily hobby two hours a day were 21% less likely to die early, while those who drank two cups of coffee a day cut that risk by 10%.

Further study is needed to determine how habits impact longevity beyond people’s genetic makeups.

My Comments:

There is no information given on smoking.

No information on prior surgical procedures, for instance surgery as follow up to a stroke.

No mention of diet.

The same with co-existing disease, like high blood pressure, or diabetes.

Adult children of alcoholics have two times the predisposition of becoming alcoholics.

Life span of parents is also an indicator.

Active or sedentary live style?

What about those who died of a myocardial infarction or a stroke?

Also, remember, when you see the word “May,” it’s a good tip that conclusions can just as easily end up in the “May not column.”



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3 Responses to Drinking alcohol key to living past 90

  1. Brittius says:

    I don’t know. Studies indicate what they are intended to indicate, before the study begins.
    I am smoking since 1965, but have attended funerals of my family and friends, who smoked.
    I drink, but nothing like what I used to drink or would like to drink, and I have attended funerals of family and friends who drank.
    I used to have sex, but have attended funerals of family and friends who did have sex.
    Maybe some things are not meant for everyone? Hmmm…


  2. JAFC says:

    concur daily.


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