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Woman, 100, says drinking wine is the secret to living longer

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A 100-year-old woman has revealed her secret to living longer – and it’s a lot more enjoyable than you’d think!

US centenarian Florence Bearse turned 100 in 2017 and had a few pearls of wisdom for the younger generation.

When asked how she lived such a long and full life, Bearse told local TV station WLBZ: ‘I like my wine. Don’t take it away from me.’

Bearse also had another hilarious piece of advice she’d learned in her old age.

‘Don’t take any baloney,’ she recommended.

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While Bearse’s comments could be taken with a grain of salt, there actually is some scientific truth to her taste for wine.

Studies have shown that drinking wine actually lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke and Type 2 Diabetes.

Another study found that a glass of wine a day can also delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 

Amazingly, red wine has even more benefits as it can lower cholesterol (in healthy doses).

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