Those who abstain from alcohol likely to die earlier than drinkers, study claims

March 31, 2015 4:00 PM

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Those who abstain from alcohol likely to die earlier than drinkers, study claims

The study, led by Charles Holahan, a psychologist at the University of Texas, Austin, examined over 1,800 individuals aged 55 to 65 over a 20 year period. Accounting for diverse variable such as socioeconomic status and exercise habits, the study found that mortality rates were highest for those who never drank, lower for very heavy drinkers—but the lowest for “moderate” drinkers, defined as people who consumed one to three alcoholic beverages a day.

So having a drink once in awhile may really be better for you than saying no altogether. We’ll drink to that.

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