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Old 02-21-2018, 02:17 AM   #1
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Drink more wine, exercise less...and live longer?

I saw this story on tonight's news. Thought some of you might be interested.

Drinking alcohol more effective than exercise for living a long life, study finds


A link to the University of CA-Irvine study: The 90+ Study

If you read through the publications list, one of them from 2010 has a title about people 70-75 that are overweight have a reduction in mortality risk compared to people with a normal BMI.

Dang, after reading all of this, I'll be living forever!
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:16 AM   #2
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Hmmm, maybe my problem is that I'm 56 and I'm not overweight.

My parents are in their mid-eighties, and have "happy-hour" every evening -- for as long as I can remember. That hasn't worked out well, for me.

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Old 02-21-2018, 11:54 AM   #3
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OK, so I've been doing the right thing most my life, with exercise thrown in for good measure.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:25 PM   #4
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OK, so I've been doing the right thing most my life, with exercise thrown in for good measure.
I get paid to excersise, but I call it "work."

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Old 02-21-2018, 04:22 PM   #5
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That's been my mantra for years!
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:46 PM   #6
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Those stats and studies are nuanced. When they say people who weigh more live longer, the study I read said it was in comparison to very thin people. It's healthier to have a normal BMI (or slightly elevated) rather than being really thin. Obesity is still dangerous and raises the risk of a lot of problems.

Also, I wonder if they controlled for diseases that would cause or are associated with people being thin? Because that would drive down the life expectnancy of the thin folks.
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That's been my mantra for years!
Mine is eat and drink what you want and die happy..pretty simple..
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I have bipolar disorder. My medicines are very strong. I wish I could be like other folks. 1 glass of wine a day - or else! My aim is trying to be normal. But, I have to say, that you folks are great. Wine and other alcoholic drinks - verboten. I go for walks, and everything else you are - can't say more than that.

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Old 02-22-2018, 10:59 AM   #9
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I drink and am overweight. Nailed it!
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