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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

You Don't Drink Because it's Healthier?

Think again.

A recent study suggests moderate drinking later if life will help you live longer compared to those who don't imbibe. In fact, even heavy drinkers live longer, on average, than those who don't drink at all.

The findings are from a study of almost 2,000 people aged 55 to 65 over a 20 year period led by a psychologist at the University of Texas. The results show that those who abstained had the highest mortality rate, followed by heavy drinkers, with moderate drinkers the lowest. Moderate drinking was defined as one-to-three drinks a day.

Perhaps because it was a psychologist-led study it was theorized that recreational drinkers are less depressed and more socially active. Other studies have suggested it's heart healthy to have an occasional drink.

A glass of wine a day--that's all you need!

Here's to a long, healthy life!
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