Study: Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol linked to longevity

- We have known that alcohol in moderation was better than drinking too much. Now, a new study says people who drink a moderate amount are less likely to die of any cause than those who don't drink at all.

Researchers found light drinkers were more than 20-percent less likely to die than "teetotalers". This was particularly true for older people, women and non-Latino whites.

But researchers want to make it clear that heavy drinkers were still nearly 30-percent more likely to die than non-drinkers.

‘Light drinking’ was characterized as 3 drinks a week or less.

‘Heavy drinking’ is considered 14 drinks or more a week for men - 7 or more for women.

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