A daily tipple nearly doubles a man’s hope of hitting 90, a study says.
Those on half a pint of beer a day are 81 per cent more likely than teetotallers to reach a tenth decade.
Women who drink similar amounts increase by a third their chance of reaching that landmark.
Even blokes who consumed three nips of whisky or two pints daily — double the recommended NHS maximum — are two-thirds more likely to live to that ripe age when compared to abstainers.
The booze habits of 5,500 people were tracked by researchers from Maastricht University in Holland for over two decades.