Articles: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

First of all, I recommend this article because of its relation to health, and what the results of the study. This blog post is not meant to encourage heavy drinking, and I encourage you to read the article in its entirety, to see the results of the article.

This article covers the effects of drinking, which are generally thought to be deterring to life expectancy-that is until this study shows differently. It is important to note that there are other circumstances that affect abstainers that are more likely to cause early deaths than just alcohol, and heavy drinkers still have health and life problems. This results of this study fall on the side of the moderate drinkers, who have the lowest mortality rates.

Below is an excerpt:

The authors of the new paper are careful to note that even if drinking is associated with longer life, it can be dangerous: it can impair your memory severely and it can lead to nonlethal falls and other mishaps (like, say, cheating on your spouse in a drunken haze) that can screw up your life. There’s also the dependency issue: if you become addicted to alcohol, you may spend a long time trying to get off the bottle.

That said, the new study provides the strongest evidence yet that moderate drinking is not only fun but good for you. So make mine a double. – Time Magazine (Link)

Please leave comments below on your thoughts on the article, etc.


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