An elderly shopper enjoys a small glass of complementary red wine, as she shops in the drinks aisle of an Asda supermarket in Britain, in this file photo. Photo: Gideon Mendel / Corbis
An elderly shopper enjoys a small glass of complementary red wine, as she shops in the drinks aisle of an Asda supermarket in Britain, in this file photo. Photo: Gideon Mendel / Corbis
Wellness

What’s the secret to living past 90? Booze beats exercise – and being a bit fat doesn’t hurt either

Elderly drinkers enjoyed an 18 per cent reduced risk of death, while daily exercisers only cut their risk by 11 per cent

An elderly shopper enjoys a small glass of complementary red wine, as she shops in the drinks aisle of an Asda supermarket in Britain, in this file photo. Photo: Gideon Mendel / Corbis
An elderly shopper enjoys a small glass of complementary red wine, as she shops in the drinks aisle of an Asda supermarket in Britain, in this file photo. Photo: Gideon Mendel / Corbis
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