Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Beer and Liquor: As Healthy as Wine?

Fri, January 6, 2012

A new study on alcohol and longevity by psychology professor Charles Holahan with colleagues at Texas, Stanford, and the Palo Alto VA has been reviewed in The New York Times. The study, published in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, suggests that, among older adults who are moderate drinkers, the apparent unique effects of wine on longevity may be explained by confounding factors correlated with wine consumption. That is, among older moderate drinkers (1 to 2 drinks per day), beer and liquor may be as strongly associated as wine with a longer life. However, the study does not encourage initiating alcohol consumption as a pathway to better health. more >
Read full study (Title: Wine Consumption and 20-Year Mortality Among Late-Life Moderate Drinkers)

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