Sweet Jesus the Holy Grail has been found!! According to a study recently published by Yahoo! News, heavy drinkers outlive non-drinkers. True story…
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A new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that – for reasons that aren’t entirely clear – abstaining from alcohol does actually tend to increase one’s risk of dying even when you exclude former drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers’ mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers.
Moderate drinking, which is defined as one to three drinks per day, is associated with the lowest mortality rates in alcohol studies. Moderate alcohol use (especially when the beverage of choice is red wine) is thought to improve heart health, circulation and sociability, which can be important because people who are isolated don’t have as many family members and friends who can notice and help treat health problems.
Now I don’t know about the rest of you, but if the photo gallery below tells us anything, it is that I will assuredly live FOREVER.