New Study Shows Drinking Alcohol Will Help You Live Longer!

A new study shows that regular moderate drinkers live on average, longer than those who never drink alcohol!




Time reports that abstaining from alcohol altogether can lead to a shortened life as opposed to consistent, moderate drinking. 




Hold on a second. Don't run out to the liquor store just yet, lets study the facts. The 20-year study was led by psychologist Charles Holanhan of the University of Texas at Austin, and examined 1,824 individuals between ages 55 and 65. 

All variables from socioeconomic status to level of physical activity were accounted for.

The study found that death rates were at the highest numbers for those who had never had a drink, lower for heavy drinkers and lowest for moderate drinkers who enjoyed one to three drinks per day. Of the study participants, only 41% of the moderate drinkers died prematurely compared to 69% of the nondrinkers. Heavy drinkers had a 60%, 9% less than those who abstained.

Although those who drink have been proven to live longer, they did experience increased risks for cirrhosis, several types of cancer, dependency, accidents and poor judgment associated with heavy drinking. 


Non-drinkers however, have been shown to demonstrate greater signs of depression than their drinking friends. Moderate drinking (especially red wine) increase heart health and circulation as well as sociability.

As always, we recommend drinking responsibly from organic, sustainable sources, but we think this news calls for a celebration! See you at the bar!


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