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Drinking wine is more important than exercise to living past 90, study finds

Most of you surely won’t dream of living forever, but every one of us would like to live long enough to e able to watch his grandchildren grow, or even meet his great grandkids.

Being able to add more candles to the birthday cake every year would be amazing, so we are here to tell you that it is actually possible in a certain( delicious) way.

Scientists struggle to find out the secret to living longer throughout the ages, and a 2003 study named The 90+ Study, tried the same, by studying the oldest-old which is becoming the fastest growing age group in the world.

Researchers used the data from a 1981 study, named The Leisure World Cohort Study (LWCS) when  14,000 participants were mailed surveys that they had to fill out.

The team of experts was trying to answer several questions, to determine the factors linked to longer life, and the modifiable risk factors for dementia and mortality, and to examine the epidemiology of dementia, the rates of cognitive and functional decline, and the clinical pathological correlations in the oldest-old.

Participants did neurological and neurophysiological tests twice annually, and information about their medical history, diet, activities, medications, and lifestyle habits were carefully collected by the researchers.

Among the other findings, researchers found that those who drank alcohol in moderate amounts lived longer than the others.