Alcohol may help you live longer, study claims

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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SAN FRANCISCO -- When it comes to living a long life - booze may actually help, according to a new study.

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

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

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

Click here to read a summary of the study.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that alcohol was more important than exercise for longevity. That information has been removed from the story.