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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86  

'Wiser' are the 'Winners'


Section Editor, JPP, India

Date of Web Publication3-Feb-2012

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G Sivagnanam
Professor of Pharmacology, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Kadhirkamam, Puducherry
India
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Sivagnanam G. 'Wiser' are the 'Winners'. J Pharmacol Pharmacother 2012;3:86

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Sivagnanam G. 'Wiser' are the 'Winners'. J Pharmacol Pharmacother [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Jul 23];3:86. Available from: http://www.jpharmacol.com/text.asp?2012/3/1/86/92494


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Alcohol consumption and 'successful aging'

…. moderate drinkers, especially those consuming wine and drinking regularly, were more likely to exhibit successful aging. [1]

aging", is defined as survival to age 70 years, not having a major chronic disease (such as coronary disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes), and having no major cognitive impairment, physical impairment, or mental health problems. In a study conducted on 13,894 women in the Nurses' Health Study, investigators prospectively examined alcohol use assessed at midlife in relation to "successful aging." The results indicate that moderate, regular (5 days a week) drinkers (15.1-30 g of alcohol per day, an average of just over 1 to 2΍ drinks per day, especially wine) were more likely to exhibit successful aging when compared with nondrinkers. [1]


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Moderate alcohol consumption promoting successful aging is also supported by other studies [2],[3],[4] though contrary findings also exist. [5]

The evidence probably by a majority vote favors moderate alcohol intake.

Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.

-Jean Kerr



 
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1.Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption And 'Successful Aging' Available from: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/234166.php [Last accessed on 2011 Sep 12].  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Woo J, Ho SC, Yu AL. Lifestyle factors and health outcomes in elderly Hong Kong Chinese aged 70 years and over. Gerontology 2002;48:234-40.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Morley JE. Nutrition and the aging male. Clin Geriatr Med 2010;26:287-99.  Back to cited text no. 3
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4.Kaplan MS, Huguet N, Orpana H, Feeny D, McFarland BH, Ross N. Prevalence and factors associated with thriving in older adulthood: A 10-year population-based study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2008;63:1097-104.  Back to cited text no. 4
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5.Lewis JP. Successful aging through the eyes of Alaska Natives: Exploring generational differences among Alaska Natives. J Cross Cult Gerontol 2010;25:385-96.  Back to cited text no. 5
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