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Heavy Drinkers Live Longer Than Non-Drinkers
Posted by: Qwest ()
Date: August 31, 2010 10:44AM

(CBS) Drink up... that is if you want to live a few years longer.

That's the highly unusual conclusion of a new study which suggests that non-drinkers die sooner than heavy drinkers. Moderate drinkers fair the best.

The paper, which appears in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, took a look at 1,824 participants over 20 years, according to Time.com. Sixty-three percent of them were men.

Scientists, led by psychologist Charles Holahan of the University of Texas at Austin, filtered out "socioeconomic status, level of physical activity, number of close friends, quality of social support," according to the site, and still found that nondrinkers just don't live as long as their drinking compatriots. Over the 20-year period, 69 percent of the nondrinkers died, 60 percent of the heavy drinkers died and only 41 percent of the moderate drinkers died.

Moderate drinking, according to Time, was defined as one to three drinks per day.

The findings are certainly confusing, since heavy drinking can lead to liver failure, mouth cancer and heart problems. And being a drunk can ruin friendships, career and family.

Still, as odd as it may seem, the old saying, "drink to your health," may be wise after all.

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Re: Heavy Drinkers Live Longer Than Non-Drinkers
Posted by: Gonads & Strife ()
Date: August 31, 2010 10:50AM

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Re: Heavy Drinkers Live Longer Than Non-Drinkers
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: August 31, 2010 11:11AM

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Re: Heavy Drinkers Live Longer Than Non-Drinkers
Posted by: 70chip ()
Date: August 31, 2010 05:44PM

This has been known for years, but the entire population has been brainwashed into believing that alcohol is poison and does nothing but ruin lives. It's funny how recovering alcoholics and their abstaining family members still fight for alcohol prohibition and/or further regulation. Removing the temptation for them is more important than my liberty to make choice. The study is earth shaking to people that have been emotionally invested into the lies all these years... Does anyone remember the bomb-shell study that showed drinkers earn more money than abstainers? Abstainers had their panties in a bunch over that one too... Or the recent study showing all the benefits of coffee drinking like, less risk of colon cancer, parkinsons, liver damage from drinking, asthma, gallstones, etc..

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Re: Heavy Drinkers Live Longer Than Non-Drinkers
Date: August 31, 2010 05:57PM

How many old Mormons do you run into? Now, how many old Irishmen? Case closed.

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http://bible.cc/1_corinthians/13-11.htm

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Re: Heavy Drinkers Live Longer Than Non-Drinkers
Posted by: itchy ()
Date: August 31, 2010 06:52PM

studies have shown that men who drink heavily significantly lower their testosterone levels. I'd rather drink in moderation and die young with my manhood than be buried an old man with beer tits.

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