By Ariel Scotti / December 27, 2018

Alcohol and Coffee Could be Key to Living Longer: Study

It also doesn't hurt to carry a little extra weight, apparently.

Wine is poured at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition.  (Nikki Ritcher Photography, Nikki Ritcher)
Wine is poured at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition. (Nikki Ritcher Photography, Nikki Ritcher)

People who drink moderate amounts of either coffee or alcohol and who pack on a few extra pounds in their 70s tend to live longer than their peers who don’t, according to a new study.

The research out of the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, called The 90+ Study, began in 2003 to try and determine what, exactly, helps people live well into their 90s, ABC News reported.

The team found that those who abstained from either drink lived shorter lives on average than those who indulged — in moderation — in coffee and booze. Oddly, the scientists also saw that those who were a bit overweight in their 70s continued to live longer than those who were average weight at the same age.

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