In all, nearly 14,000 women participated in a study called the Nurses' Health Study.
The researchers concluded that women who drank one alcoholic drink per day were 20% more likely to not have any diseases at the age of 70 years than nondrinkers.
And, women were 50% less likely to develop disease if they drank alcohol in moderation 5 to 7 day per week; and were 29% less likely to develop disease if they drank 3 to 4 days per week.
For more on this study, please read the 9/6/2011 WebMD article 'Moderate Drinking May Cut Disease Risk for Women.'
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