Alcohol and Aging – The Easy Patie Approach Works Best

Kilflynn based herbalist, Christine Best.  ©Photograph: John Reidy
Kilflynn based herbalist, Christine Best. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The results of an epidemiological study indicate that regular, moderate drinking in middle-age is associated with successful aging – that’s according to the just published Spring 2014 issue of Herbal News.

Successful aging was defined as not having any of 11 major, chronic diseases, major cognitive or physical impairment or mental health limitations in the participants who were over 70 years of age.

The study used data from the Nurses Health Study which involved 13,894 nurses who had had their health status continually updated. Light-to-moderate drinking in midlife was associated with a modest increase in the odds of aging successfully, as long as the drinking was done in a regular pattern throughout the week.

From the quarterly Newsletter of An Páircín Clinic of Herbal Medicine, Kilflynn, Tralee, Co Kerry.  Tel: 066 7132461  /  086 1939217  email: /