CDC Study Recognizes Moderate Consumption As Healthy Lifestyle Behavior

Published: 09/20/2011

WASHINGTON — A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that moderate alcohol consumption is one of four healthy lifestyle behaviors that help people live longer.

According to the CDC, the four lifestyle behaviors are having never smoked, eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity and moderate alcohol consumption. Each was “significantly associated with a reduced risk of mortality.”

The CDC researchers concluded that these low-risk lifestyle behaviors, “exert a powerful and beneficial effect on mortality.”