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WebMD reports that a study in the Netherlands – conducted over four decades – suggests that men who drank a half a glass of wine each day tended to outlive nondrinkers by an average of four years.

According to WebMD, “Men who drank any type of alcohol -- in moderate amounts -- tended to live longer, and the wine drinkers lived longest of all. Compared with teetotalers, men who reported moderate drinking (less than two glasses per day) of any type of alcohol were 33% less likely to die of any cause and 28% less likely to die of heart problems during the study.

“Wine showed benefits over other forms of alcohol. Compared with men who drank no wine, those who drank about half a glass daily were 38% less likely to die of any cause and 46% less likely to die of heart problems during the study.”
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