After analyzing over 1,600 nonagenarians, doctors from the 90+ study revealed that those who drank two glasses of beer or wine a day had better odds of living longer.
The 90+ Study started in 2003 and has been focused on the habits of people over 90, which is the fastest growing age group.
The data showed those who abstained from drinking lived shorter by 18%.
Dr. Claudia Kawas, head of the study, said “I have no explanation for it, but I do firmly believe that modest drinking improves longevity.”
Exercising and partaking in hobbies for at least two hours a day were also cited as habits that led to longer lives.