A glass of wine a night is good for the elderly - but not for anyone else 

Mail Online | 3/1/2019 | Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
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A glass of wine a day can be good for you - if you're older than age 50, a new study finds.

Researchers found a tipple here and there did wonders for offsetting age-related diseases that emerge in middle age - including coronary heart disease, dementia, diabetes, stroke and osteoporosis.

Fact - Alcohol - Prevents - Deaths - Year

In fact, alcohol prevents about 1,500 deaths a year - and the team at Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts found that 80 percent of those are among adults age 65 and older.

This is despite how we're told due to alcohol's harmful effects, including causing breast cancer, pancreatitis, liver disease and

Years - Belief - Alcohol - Dr - Naimi

'Up until about 10 years ago, there was this belief that alcohol was good for you,' Dr Naimi told DailyMail.com.

'It's not that alcohol can't be enjoyed. It's one thing to say that and another thing to allege it's good for your health.'

People - US - Studies - Drinking - People

He went on to explain that people in the US begin drinking by their early 20s, but many studies on drinking don't enroll people until they're in their 50s.

The main problem with this is that 40 percent of deaths due to alcohol occur before age 50.

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This is from a number of issues including gastritis, breast cancer, liver cancer, hypertension and prostate cancer.

'This shows that people who live to age 50 and drink presently are "survivors" - if you will - of their drinking,' Dr Naimi said.

'They - Drinking - Patterns - Group

'They might have been healthier or have had safer drinking patterns. They're not an appropriate group to compare to non-drinkers.'

For the current study, the team looked at data from the Alcohol-Related Disease Impact Application.

Centers - Disease - Control - Prevention - Database

Run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the database estimates deaths and years...
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