Monday, August 30, 2010

Moderate Drinkers Live Longer Than Teetotalers

According to a new study, moderate drinkers outlive both heavy drinkers and teetotalers, but the bigger revelation is that heavy drinkers tend to outlive those who do not drink. "Moderate drinkers" are those who have three or fewer drinks a day, or less.

The study involved six researchers from the University of Texas at Austin who reviewed case studies over a span of 20 years. With consideration to all factors, such as socio-economical conditions, support systems (friends and contacts), physical activity, and the like, it turned out that heavy drinkers not only outlived those who did not drink, but teetotalers were more likely to be depressed.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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