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Live one year longer drinking a glass of red wine per day

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Live one year longer drinking a glass of red wine per day

This is the scientific response: one and a half years longer life expectancy for women and a year and three months for men

Elderly couple with a glass of wine

Elderly couple with a glass of wine

Read for you by Donatella Cinelli Colombini

Who needs a potion for eternal youth, wine is much better! Nicola Orsini, Andrea Bellavia, Matteo Bottai and Alicja Wolk have examined a sample of 67 thousand middle aged or elderly Swedes for 15 years working in the Karolinska institute in Stockholm. One must point out where the study has been carried out, Sweden, where the sales of alcoholic beverages happens only through la government monopoly shops, the very powerful Systembolaget. This is a nation where the results of the past prohibitionism are well evident and the wine consumption is still looked upon with a certain worry by the public authorities. So quite from this pulpit, so sceptical regarding the beneficial effects of wine,

comes this most sensational news. The results of the study have been published in the “Annals of epidemiology- Alcohol consumption and mortality: a dose-response analysis in

nicola orsini

nicola orsini

terms of time”, reveal that a glass of wine per day

Lengthens men’s life by a year and three months, while in women the regular consumption of a small glass of wine increases life expectancy by a year and a half.

It must be said that we have a Tuscan proverb that says <<il vino è il latte

AndreaBellavia

AndreaBellavia

dei vecchi>> <<wine is like milk for the elderly>>. In the end science confirms popular beliefs.

One must not exaggerate though. Andrea Bellavia says that with << more

than 2 glasses the effects become negative>> in other words drinking

karolinska-institute

karolinska-institute

more life expectancy decreases. For women << a little less is considered safe>>. For a while now the positive effects of a moderate consumption have been known especially thanks to resveratrol contained in the grape-skins and to its antioxidant which reduces the risk of metabolic or cardiovascular illnesses, but for the first time we know for sure that wine helps us live longer and healthier.