Abstainers More Likely to Die Young
The study factored in the increased risks for cirrhosis and cancer as well as accidents and poor judgment from heavy drinking.
It's possible that the alcohol is helping drinkers maintain social networks, which maintain mental and physical health. Also, moderate drinking has been shown to improve heart health and circulation. Non-drinkers tend to be more depressed than drinkers.
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posted by Jeff Holt at 08:00