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2012-08-29 17:40:33.354947+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

College binge drinkers happier than sober classmates, researchers say. From the press release:

"Binge drinking is a symbolic proxy for high status in college," said Carolyn L. Hsu, co-author of the study and an associate professor of sociology at Colgate University. "It's what the most powerful, wealthy, and happy students on campus do. This may explain why it's such a desirable activity. When lower status students binge drink, they may be trying to tap into the benefits and the social satisfaction that those kids from high status groups enjoy. And, our findings seem to indicate that, to some extent, they succeed."

According to the study, students from higher status groups (i.e., wealthy, male, white, heterosexual, and Greek affiliated undergraduates) were consistently happier with their college social experience than their peers from lower status groups (i.e., less wealthy; female; non-white; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ); and non-Greek affiliated undergraduates).

Also, Heavy drinkers exercise more (Do Alcohol Consumers Exercise More? Findings from a National Survey, French, Popovici, and Maclean).

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-08-29 21:14:52.537331+00 by: Dan Lyke

And married women drink more, married men drink less.