We all want to live healthier and longer, right?
Dieting. Exercise. Spiritual travel. Here are some things that most people learn if they want to achieve such a high goal.
Nowadays, it is considered that drinking too much coffee and alcohol is also unhealthy. Nowadays, many people are switching to tea, be it herbal or some other kind.
Nevertheless, American studies have shown results that show the opposite. According to a new study from UC The Irvine Institute of Memory Disorders and Neurological Disorders, entitled “Study 90+”, obtained a number of interesting results from those who participated in the study on longevity.
Here are the main results of the study:
People who drank a moderate amount of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained.
Overweight people in their 70 years lived longer than ordinary people or people with underweight.
More than 40 percent of people aged 90 years and older suffer from dementia, while almost 80 percent are disabled. Both are more common in women than in men.
About half of people with dementia over 90 do not have enough neuropathology in their brains to explain their cognitive loss.
People aged 90 and over with apoE2 The gene is less susceptible to clinical Alzheimer's disease, but more often has Alzheimer's neuropathology in their brains.
The 90+ study was launched in 2003 to study the oldest, fastest growing age group in the United States. Participants are visited every six months by researchers who perform neurological and neuropsychological tests.
Researchers at the Clinic of Aging, Research and Education (CARE), located in Laguna Woods, get information on diet, activity, medical history, medications and many other factors. In addition, participants are given a series of cognitive and physical tests to determine how well people in this age group function.
Although this study was conducted in the United States, it is the same way of life in North America as in Canada, so the comparison is fair. You may notice that overweight people over 70 years old live longer than ordinary people or people who are underweight.
This may sound surprising, but according to another study, researchers in Canada reported the same results after analyzing data from more than 11,000 adults for more than ten years.
In this study, people who met the criteria for being overweight were 17 percent less likely to die compared to people of normal weight, and those who were overweight at age 70 and followed for 10 years had a 13-year risk of death. percent lower than participants rated as normal weight.
As for alcohol, it may not be a license for you to go and buy a ton of beer, but perhaps more appeal for modest quantities of beer or even wine from time to time. Additional studies have shown that coffee is good for health, for example, prevents Parkinson's disease.
One thing is certain, this sounds like a call for a trend towards an increase in wine consumption next year.
What do you think about the results of the 90+ study?