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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Heavy drinkers tend to go early. They rarely see 65.

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Actually, it did.



    Moderate drinkers lived the longest.
    Followed by heavy drinkers.
    Followed by non-drinkers.
    My apologies. I missed that statement and the rest referenced moderate drinkers

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Why the **** hasn't anyone posted this yet?
    I was going to post it last night, until I realized it was midnight and I needed to get off.


    Bad news for me, though.



    I wouldn't be surprised if this is a matter of correlation not being causation... I find it more likely that the type of people who don't drink are, for some reason or another, more at risk to have a shorter lifespan.
    Last edited by Dav; 08-31-10 at 05:01 PM.

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    My apologies. I missed that statement and the rest referenced moderate drinkers
    I tried to reference the actual paper for you, but I couldn't access it. I've registered on the site so I can, but I have to validate my email when I get home. And hopefully I don't have to pay. LOL

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if this is a matter of correlation not being causation... I find it more likely that the type of people who don't drink are, for some reason or another, more at risk to have a shorter lifespan.
    Yeah, they're wound tighter than the alcoholics amongst us.

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Sounds like the best option is to be a light to moderate drinker.

    I probably qualify as very light...

    My last drink was ~ 4-6 months ago, at least.
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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    I rigorously follow the 1-3 drinks/day guidelines, I just cram it all into one or two days.
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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if this is a matter of correlation not being causation... I find it more likely that the type of people who don't drink are, for some reason or another, more at risk to have a shorter lifespan.
    Indeed.

    Study: Alcohol Abstainers at Higher Risk of Depression - TIME
    In fact, those who never drink are at significantly higher risk for not only depression but also anxiety disorders, compared with those who consume alcohol regularly.
    The most powerful explanation seems to be that abstainers have fewer close friends than drinkers, even though they tend to participate more often in organized social activities. Abstainers seem to have a harder time making strong friendship bonds, perhaps because they don't have alcohol to lubricate their social interactions. After all, it's easier to reveal your worst fears and greatest hopes to a potential friend after a Negroni or two.

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds - TIME>>

    Why the **** hasn't anyone posted this yet? This is cause for a massive celebration with lots of alcohol! **** Yeah. I knew that wine I've been drinking nightly was good for something. >>

    Does that mean they've found booze that doesn't effect the liver?

    ricksfolly

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds - TIME>>

    Why the **** hasn't anyone posted this yet? This is cause for a massive celebration with lots of alcohol! **** Yeah. I knew that wine I've been drinking nightly was good for something. >>

    Does that mean they've found booze that doesn't effect the liver?

    ricksfolly
    Nope. If you read the link I posted, you see this:

    Even though heavy drinking is associated with higher risk for cirrhosis and several types of cancer (particularly cancers in the mouth and esophagus), heavy drinkers are less likely to die than people who have never drunk.

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