Archive for August 31st, 2010

Heavy Drinkers Outlive Non-Drinkers…?!?

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 “…abstaining from alcohol does actually tend to increase oneโ€™s risk of dying even when you exclude former drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainersโ€™ mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers… …These are remarkable statistics. Even though heavy drinking is associated with higher risk for cirrhosis and several types of cancer (particularly cancers in the mouth and esophagus), heavy drinkers are less likely to die than people who have never drunk… …the new study provides the strongest evidence yet that moderate drinking is not only fun but good for you.”

Great! Who wants a beer? ๐Ÿ˜‰