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.
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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.
Alcohol may help you live longer, study claims