A 100-year-old woman says drinking wine is the secret to a long life!

A woman who celebrated her 100th birthday has revealed her secret to living longer - a love of wine!

When Florence Bearse from Maine, New York, was asked how she had reached such a grand old age, she revealed she loved nothing more than a regular tipple saying, “I like my wine. Don’t take it away from me.”

And the US centenarian might just have a point.

Last year, research presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, found that drinking in moderation can be linked to living longer.

women celebrating with glasses of wine

Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death.

The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the lifestyle and habits of people who live to at least 90.

This research goes hand-in-hand with a 2015 study of people with mild Alzheimer’s who found that moderate drinkers were less likely to die during the study’s follow-up period than those who did not drink at all.

And whether or not drinking wine is the key to Florence's long life, the birthday girl also has another life tip to dish out. 

"Don't take any baloney," she told reporters.

Sounds pretty good to us!

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