Those are the three deadly sins to an early death if all the aforementioned above is being religiously used in your everyday life. However, a new study reveals that it may just potentially make you live past 90 years old too. Now before most of you down those shots of alcohol, caffeine and binge eating spree, be mindful that it’s a study done in the United States and not to go overboard with it (note to self!).
According to the researchers at the University of California’s Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND), found a shocking revelation that moderate amounts of alcohol and coffee, as well as being overweight during your 70s, makes it more likely for you to make it past your 90th birthday.
This research comes from a project called The 90+ Study. The study began in 2003, and since then they have spoken with 14,000 people to find out exactly what made them live so damn long. Participants in the study were asked to perform cognitive and physical tests every six months, with information gathered on their diet, daily routine, medical history, and medications as well.
One validating result was prominent in this study when they linked Richard Overton, who passed away this month at the age of 112. Overton was the United States’ oldest World War II veteran, and claimed he had a cup of coffee with cream, sugar, and whiskey each morning (probably it was a sweet Tennesse whiskey, pun intended 😛 ).
A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who drink two to three cups of coffee per day have a 12 per cent lower risk of early death than people who don’t drink coffee at all.
Maybe, just maybe having another cold mug of beer or reaching for that tempting food isn’t too bad after all. Excuse me while I seek to live past 90!