Drink More, Live Longer

Posted on August 31, 2010

Well reported science is wonderful, it doesn’t allow our preconceived notions get in the way. We hear facts, not what we want to hear, just plain and simple facts. Which why I loved this most recent article from Time magazine, where they report on a study that concludes:

But even after controlling for nearly all imaginable variables — socioeconomic status, level of physical activity, number of close friends, quality of social support and so on — the researchers (a six-member team led by psychologist Charles Holahan of the University of Texas at Austin) found that over a 20-year period, mortality rates were highest for those who had never been drinkers, second-highest for heavy drinkers and lowest for moderate drinkers.

Although this study was focused around 55-65 year-olds, their findings are consistent with other scientists who have tested the subject for nearly 2 decades.

So there you have it. You are better off getting wasted all the time than you are not drinking.

Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds


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