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Drink up!

2013-12-18 19:02:49.002046+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

So we've established that vitamins and supplements don't help you live longer, turns out that abstaining from alcohol makes you die younger. Uh oh.

Of the 1,824 study participants, only 41 percent of the moderate drinkers died prematurely compared to a whopping 69 percent of the nondrinkers. Meanwhile, the heavy drinkers fared better than those who abstained, with a 60 percent mortality rate. Despite the increased risks for cirrhosis and several types of cancer, not to mention dependency, accidents, and poor judgment associated with heavy drinking, those who imbibe are less likely to die than people who stay dry.

Time article on the study, which is Late Life Alcohol Consumption and 20-Year Mortality in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research Volume 34, Issue 11, November 2010.

Via JWZ.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-12-19 23:10:43.816704+00 by: Dan Lyke

Turns out Science Says: Cocktails Could Protect You From Getting Sick.