Drinking Wine Adds 5 Years to Your Life, Beer 2.5 Years

From Bloomberg News:
Half a glass of wine a day may add five years to your life, a new study suggests. Drink beer, and you’ll live only 2 1/2 years longer.

Dutch researchers followed 1,373 men for more than four decades, noting their eating and drinking habits. Men who had about 20 grams of alcohol daily — equivalent to a half a glass of wine — had 2 1/2 years added to their life expectancy at age 50, compared with men who didn’t drink at all, according to the research published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Men who consumed only wine had twice as much added longevity.

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I just started trying this with Merlot, as it is a mild red wine. I measured out a bottle of 750ml into 5 parts and then reduced a little, so that a normal bottle of wine should last 5 days, if only half a cup (4 ounces) is drunk with dinner, measuring it in a metric cup. This is an old study actually. Garlic also increases longevity, as well as Turmeric, which can be got in curry powder.
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How many years can you gain if you drink SEVERAL glasses of wine a day?

Because wine is great. I really, really like wine. I'm drinking wine RIGHT NOW.
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