New study: Heavy drinkers live longer

Bad news for teetotalers: Drinking may be good for you, sort of. A new study suggests that drinkers, even heavy drinkers, tend to outlive those who abstain. “Moderate” drinkers, defined here as those who drink one to three glasses a day, were found to live longest, notes Time. The study followed 1,824 people between the ages of 55 and 65 for 20 years: In that time, 69% of those who never drank died, compared to 60% of heavy drinkers and 41% of moderate drinkers.

The findings are still a bit of a mystery. The benefits of a bit of booze are well known: improved heart health, circulation, and sociability. What’s less clear, however, is why heavy drinkers (who are prone to cirrhosis and cancer) would outlive abstemious types.
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10 Responses to New study: Heavy drinkers live longer

  1. fourdinners

    August 30, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Clearly I am immortal…;-)

    • A Michael J. Scott

      August 30, 2010 at 11:00 am

      LOL! Me too 🙂

    • Jess

      August 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

      Only because when you die all that alcohol is going to preserve you 🙂

  2. Infidel753

    August 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

    New study: Heavy drinkers live longer

    If this were true, the Russians would be immortal. I suspect sompling issues.

  3. Mother Hen

    August 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Clearly if MMA lasted another 20 years its only living writers would be the Lawyer, Mike, and 4D.

  4. fourdinners

    August 30, 2010 at 11:34 am

    50 years Henny….at least another 50…;-)

  5. Tim Waters

    August 30, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Oh for a scotch and water…….

    • Stella by Starlight

      August 31, 2010 at 3:19 am

      … and make mine a shot of Patron Gold with a juicy lime slic, please…