Top 10 alcohol health claims17th July, 2012 by db_staff
7. Two glasses of wine “improves quality of life”
Research from the Boston University School of Medicine has shown that by drinking alcohol regularly and in moderate amounts, middle-aged adults may improve their quality of life.
The quality of life was measured using the Health Utilities index, which looks at factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility.
They studied 5,404 Canadians at age 50, and continued to observe them over a follow up period.
The 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.