Wine and Time: Aging

For some people, drinking wine could contribute to a longer, healthier, happier life

Wine and Time: Aging
A 2020 study found that older people may benefit more from alcohol if drinking is tied to social activity. (Nathan Hackett)
From the Apr 30, 2023, issue

Earlier this year, the French nun known as Sister André died at the age of 118. She had long credited her longevity to her work and a daily glass of wine and piece of chocolate. But can wine really help people age more slowly and live longer? Ongoing research hopes to draw a clearer picture of wine’s potential benefits for us as we age. Learn more.

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