It’s official: Alcohol is good for your heath. A new study by researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) found that regularly consuming alcohol in moderate amounts can help you live longer. According to the findings, drinking small amounts of alcoholic beverages at night, like wine or beer, can help a person live well into their 90s.
The research is part of “The 90+ Study” of the UCI, which is led by UCI neurology professor Claudia Kawas. Kawas and her research team analyzed 1,800 nanogenarians in a long-term study aimed at better understanding and explaining longevity. The participants’ habits and how those affected their health were recorded and analyzed.
It took the team 15 years to conduct the study and come up with the results.
According to the results, drinking roughly two glasses of wine or other types of alcohol regularly decreased the chance of early death by as much as 18% over those who actually abstained from drinking.
Kawas was quoted by the Los Angeles Times as saying:
“I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking is associated with longevity.”
The study also found that coffee intake can likewise help a person live longer.
According to the research, two cups of coffee a day helped individuals live longer than those who had more or less caffeine in their diet. Slightly overweight individuals who moderately consumed coffee and alcohol reduced their chances of dying early by three percent.
Regular exercise also contributed to longer life.
The study found that 15 to 45 minutes of regular exercise reduced the risk of dying at a young age by 11 percent. Meanwhile, spending two hours a day working on a hobby or craft lessened the risk of early death by as much as 21 percent.
While the above results have already been found, the study is still ongoing to uncover more contributing factors to a person’s longevity.
14 Signs of Emotional Abuse In Relationships
Do you find yourself stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship?
Nothing destroys a person's self-esteem and confidence like staying in a relationship with an emotionally abusive partner. Some may consider this form of brainwashing more damaging than physical abuse since it slowly takes away someone's trust in others and themselves, security and self-worth.
Emotional abuse happens when you are at the receiving end of frequent verbal offense, bullying, constant criticism, threats, and financial control. Also, it can present in more subtle ways like manipulation and shaming. And women are not the only victims. Men can be too. Do you think you're in an emotionally abusive relationship? Here are 14 signs that can help you tell.
#1. You are constantly mocked.
South Korean Artist Transforms Face Into Mesmerizing Optical Illusions Using Makeup
Impressive. And totally mind-bending.
Makeup artists can get very creative with their facial transformations. From putting on an ultra-glam look to becoming celebrity look-alikes, these artists never fail to impress people. However, for South Korean artist Dain Yoon, makeup transformation has been taken to a new level.
The 24-year-old artist, instead of putting on makeup to look like a famous personality or a movie character, transforms her face into optical illusions. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the visual effects of Yoon's facial art.
Artist Dain Yoon's works don't really fit in what people call conventional makeup.
Bad Dad Gets Arrested After Forcing Baby to Smoke Cigarette and Posting Picture Online
The baby’s just 9 months. WTF was he thinking?!
Generally, fathers have the moral obligation to provide for and protect their family. Along with the mothers, they stand as leaders of the family and role models of their children. So it’s always disappointing – and indeed, disturbing – when we see examples of those doing their jobs really wrong.
Like this father from Madura Island, Indonesia who recently gained viral attention for being such a terrible dad. According to reports, he is now facing a possible jail term for what he did.