Alcohol and coffee can assist you to live past 90, according to studies
The research found that people who regularly intake alcohol or coffee in moderate amount lived way past their 90.
A team of researchers at UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders started the study back in 2003.
The study discovered that taking an appropriate amount of alcohol and coffee helps people to have a longer life in comparison to those who completely avoid these drinks.
The researchers also found that people who are overweight in their 70’s live for longer than those who are of normal weight or underweight in their 70’s.
Titled the “90+ Survey,” the research was led by the team of investigators Claudia Kawas, Maria Corrada, Annlia Paganini-Hill, and Dana Greenia.
The main purpose of the study is to study the ‘oldest-old,’ which is the fastest growing age group in the United States. It is one of the largest studies of oldest-old in the world, where more than 1,600 people have enrolled so far.
The participants of the study in its initial stages were the former members of the Leisure World Cohort Study (LWCS), which was commenced in 1981.
Leisure World is a large retirement community in Orange County, California, and the purpose of LWCS is to mail surveys to every resident of the community.
With the help of LWCS, the researchers of the “90+ Study” were able to explore more into the crucial question, ‘What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?’
Every six months, researchers visited the participants of the “90+ Study” and performed neurological and neuropsychological tests on them.
Similarly, researchers at the Clinic for Aging Research and Education (CARE) also conducted a study regarding diet, activities, medical history, medications, and several other similar factors.
Participants of the study also have to go through several physical as well as cognitive tests to understand how the body of people in this age group is functioning.
Besides the two major findings, the study also concluded that over 40 percent of people aged 90 or beyond have dementia and around 80 percent of them are disabled. These conditions were seen more in women than men.
Previously, another study conducted on people over the age of 40 also sought to find ways of improving quality of living as people grow older.
The research explored how working long hours affected the physical and cognitive health of people as they grew older.
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