Best study ever proves booze really does make life better

Let’s toast our new favorite scientists, a team from the Boston University School of Medicine who’ve found that folks who drink “in moderation” have a better quality of life than those who completely cut out the booze. The researchers tracked more than 5,000 50 year olds, and discovered that the regular drinkers scored highest when measured on factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility. “Overall, this study shows a positive relation between regular moderate alcohol intake and quality of life in middle-aged adults,” said the study’s authors. It’s worth noting that their definition of “moderate” alcohol consumption is “no more than 14 drinks a week, and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men.” Better crack open a bottle now if you want to meet your daily quota.