Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers says Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Journal

September 4, 2010

Can it really be true? Are the findings that heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers accurate? Well according to a study in the Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research journal, that is exactly right! The whole story, including photos and video, is below!

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After investigating the lives of people who both imbibe and those who abstain from alcohol, it was unmistakably found that moderate drinking was the best way to go! The complete reasons are still a little unclear, but you cannot argue that they definitely point in one direction.

The main reason it seems that heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers is due to the social interaction that occurs while relaxing and knocking back a few. The six member research team controlled as many variables as they could and watched a group of people for 20 years. They found that those who never partake in the social ritual had to highest rate of death. Following in second was heavy drinkers, leaving those who participate moderately in last place.

Moderate alcohol intake is described as 1-3 beverages a day. And if you are choosing to have red wine it may even help your heart. Now there are of course health issues you would have to deal with, especially if you lean more towards the over indulging side. Being more susceptible to types of cancer or addiction is what you would have to worry about. But when it comes to the ultimate end, you may get a few more years on earth.

Well it seems that the saying “moderation in all things” really does apply! What do you think about the findings that those who we consider heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers? So it means it is fun and healthy? Leave me your comments after you check out these photos and video about the research by this journal, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/Hugh Dillon, PNP

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3 Responses to “Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers says Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Journal”

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    Jay Says:

    Did Budweiser fund this project?

  2. 2
    Miriam Says:

    I don’t think so Jay

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    John (ex-drinker) Says:

    I used to be a very heavy drinker and quit. I had heard before that moderate drinking was healthier than heavy, but I hadn’t seen that heavy was healthier than none. I am happier that I do not drink, and am enjoying my time on earth a lot more than I did when I was drinking, so I won’t miss those extra years of misery, but now I have been not drinking for 13 years, I have started to go back to socializing (but still not drinking) because I do miss that interaction.