Yet another study, this one published in the open access journal BMC Medicine has concluded that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol regularly tend to live longer than people who don’t, in large part because moderate alcohol consumption tends to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and hence deaths from heart attacks and strokes.

In this study, researchers analyzed the risk of heart attack, stroke, angina and death for 48,423 adults with cardiovascular disease for over 20 years, and found that – this will likely disappoint some people – the lowest risk of death from CVD was in people who drank the equivalent of about one glass of wine a day, although those who drank as much as 2 glasses of wine a day regularly also had a lower risk of CVD death than people who don’t drink at all.

In other words: L’chaim.