by Giles Cadman – Venulum Ltd
In heartening news for wine lovers a recent study showed that quality of life was highest for those who drank in moderation.
A study finds that those who drink in moderation – no more than 14 drinks a week and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men – have better overall scores than those who abstain completely.
The quality of life was measured using the Health Utilities index, which looks at factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility.
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied 5,404 Canadians at age 50, and continued to observe them over a follow up period.
Most showed a stable alcohol consumption pattern and ‘persistant moderate drinkers’ were identified.
They found that these regular moderate drinkers scored highest in each of the health indices.
Appreciation of really good fine wine requires moderation. The two glasses a day suggestion is a good reason to share a bottle with someone you enjoy being with.