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New study suggests we should follow in Her Majesty’s footsteps and enjoy a daily tipple

The study has found a link between moderate drinking and cognitive fitness in old age. We'll drink to that!
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It seems Britain’s longest reigning monarch may have some connections in the lab as a new scientific study claims that drinking CAN be beneficial for living longer and maintaining cognitive health.

That’s right, the new study for researchers at the University of California have found a Champagne toast-worthy link between moderate alcohol consumption and longevity.

“This study is unique because we considered men and women’s cognitive health at late age and found that alcohol consumption is not only associated with reduced mortality, but with greater chances of remaining cognitively healthy into older age,” says senior author Linda McEvoy, an associate professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

While this wasn’t necessarily the case for all participants, a promising link in lower dementia incidence rate was discovered within the white, middle-class males and females.

“Moderate and heavy drinkers had 2-fold higher odds of living to age 85 without cognitive impairment relative to non-drinkers.”

But while more research needs to be conducted on a larger and more diverse scale, lead author Erin Richard reiterates that a glass of wine a day or a cocktail or a brandy or a shot of gin (whatever you’re into), may actually be beneficial in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.

“This study shows that moderate drinking may be part of a healthy lifestyle to maintain cognitive fitness in ageing.”

We’ll cheers to that!

Her Majesty is said to enjoy a series of beverages each day.

As usual, Her Royal Highness was way ahead of the curve on this one. Because according to a recent report from The Independent, which credits the monarch’s late cousin, Margaret Rhodes, The Queen has four drinks a day.

Per the report, enjoyed shortly before lunch, is a gin and Dubonnet with a slice of lemon and a “lot of ice.” Then, during the meal, she’ll raise her glass for a tipple of wine.

The monarch of more than six decades will then take a dry Martini and a glass of bubbly in the evening.

If you’re counting, that comes to 6 units per day, which would technically make Her Majesty a binge drinker by government standards.

But at 91, we can’t help but hand it to her. She’s clearly doing something right!

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