Wine FICA best for you: A glass per night is good for the elderly – but not for anyone else
- Consumption was found to outweigh the effects of certain age-related diseases, including coronary heart disease, diabetes, and dementia.
- Researchers found that 60% of potential lost years of life were in the 20-49 age group, while about 15% of the lost years were in those over 65 years of age.
- In addition, 80% of alcohol-avoided deaths occurred among the elderly
Mary Kekatos health reporter for Dailymail.com
A glass of wine a day may be good for you – if you are over 50, according to a new study.
Researchers have discovered that a drink here and there works wonders to compensate for age-related illnesses that arise in middle age – including coronary heart disease, dementia, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis.
In fact, alcohol prevents about 1,500 deaths a year – and the Boston Medical Center staff in Massachusetts found that 80 percent of them are among adults age 65 or older.
That is, despite how we are told due to the harmful effects of alcohol, including breast cancer, pancreatitis, liver disease and
A new Boston Medical Center study found that 60% of potential lost years of life were in the 20-49 age group, while about 15% of the lost years were in those over 65 years old (file image).
"Until about 10 years ago, there was this belief that alcohol was good for you," Naimi told DailyMail.com.
It's not that alcohol can not be appreciated. It is one thing to say this and another thing is to claim that it is good for health.
He went on to explain that people in the US start drinking around the age of 20, but many studies on alcohol consumption do not involve people until they are 50 years old.
The main problem is that 40% of alcohol deaths occur before age 50.
This is from a number of issues including gastritis, breast cancer, liver cancer, hypertension and prostate cancer.
"It shows that people who live to age 50 and drink today are" survivors "- if you want – of their drink," Naimi said.
They may have been healthier or have had safer drinking patterns. They are not an appropriate group to compare with non-drinkers.
For the current study, the team analyzed data from the Impact Application of Alcohol Related Diseases.
Managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the database estimates lost potential alcohol-related deaths and lifetime years between 2006 and 2010 in the United States.
Researchers have found that when it comes to alcohol-related deaths – from conditions like liver disease, stroke and pancreatitis – age is an important factor.
Almost 36 percent of deaths from alcohol use were in people between the ages of 20 and 49.
But in the deaths that were avoided by alcohol consumption in this age group, they were only 4.5%.
When it came to people 65 years of age or older, 35% of the deaths were caused by alcohol.
But there was a large increase in alcohol-avoided deaths among the elderly, by 80%.
Dr. Naimi said that this is due to the beneficial effects that alcohol can have – particularly for cardiovascular diseases and cholelithiasis, also known as gallstones.
Previous studies have shown that drinking small amounts of alcohol reduces the amount of cholesterol in bile, thus reducing the risk of developing gallstones.
During lost years of life, about 60% – the largest number – was between the age group of 20 to 49 years.
In people over 65 years, about 15% of years have been lost.
Naimi said the results show that younger people "are more likely to die from drinking than to die from lack of drinking."
However, the elderly are more likely to see the health benefits of drinking moderately.
According to the Mayo Clinic, moderate drinking means no more than one drink per day for women and men over 65 years.
That's about 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of distillates.
The benefits may include reduced heart risk and possibly reducing the risk of stroke and diabetes.