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STUDY: Alcohol and being overweight could lead to longer life

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Alcohol may help you live longer.

A neurologist from the University of California studied 1,700 people who lived until at least the age of 90.

She found that people who drink two glasses of wine or beer daily reduced their chances of dying prematurely by 18 percent. She also noted that people who were slightly overweight were three percent less likely to die young.

She admits she does not know why modest drinking and putting on a few pounds seems to help people live longer, but she firmly believes it improves longevity.

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