Good news for the Yakima Wine, Beer & Spirits industries. Another study, another endorsement for the “occasional” adult beverage as a healthy choice.

The key of course is moderation but a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, shows men and women who are light to moderate drinkers may get a slew of health benefits that evade both heavy drinkers and those who don’t drink alcohol at all.

Light and moderate drinkers 3 to 14 drinks a week for men, and seven for women) were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease.

The protective effect was strongest in those ages 60 and up. At last, one benefit to getting older! (Newser)