Swilling: Your Life Extender

Yet further evidence via HotAir that we here at the Swilling should be your Go To Site for important lifestyle decisions

One of the most contentious issues in the vast literature about alcohol consumption has been the consistent finding that those who don’t drink actually tend to die sooner than those who do. The standard Alcoholics Anonymous explanation for this finding is that many of those who show up as abstainers in such research are actually former hard-core drunks who had already incurred health problems associated with drinking.

But 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.

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9 Responses to “Swilling: Your Life Extender”

  1. Laura says:

    At last, research I can stand behind.

  2. Eric says:

    George Burns once joked at one of his later TV birthday specials (paraphrasing): “My doctors have been telling me for years I need to give up drinking and cigars. Of course, they’re all dead now.”

    Bottoms up!

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    At last, research I can stand behind.

    Until you can’t.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Research I can mosey on up to.

  5. major dad says:

    I’ll drink to that.

  6. JeffS says:

    This calls for a drink!

  7. Syd B. says:

    The answer is simple. Abstainers want to die early.

  8. nightfly says:

    I’ll belly up to that study.

  9. Michael Lonie says:

    It’s like with the health food types. Their lives are not longer than those of the Eat, Drink, and be Merry crowd. They just seem longer.

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