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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Well, ****!

    Does it help if the drink in question was an alcoholic additive to coffee?


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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    This is just a feeble rationalization to justify toper's bad habits. Sorry, it won't work. Too many drunks have died in their forties and fifties... Flynn, Bogart, Barrymore, Fields, to name a few.

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The answer to that question is obvious. The heavy drinkers spend their lives well pickled and preserved.
    Exactly... case in point:



    Keith should have kicked off decades ago... yet the alcohol preserves him in ways no other chemical could. He's also got a liver of granite which helps.
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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Get your ass to the liquor store now!!!!
    Did I mention it was also my second drink?

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat 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.


    Related: Study: Alcohol Abstainers at Higher Risk of Depression - TIME
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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I find this line hilarious:

    "heavy drinkers are less likely to die than people who have never drunk".

    lolwut? Everyone, I mean everyone, has the same exact likelihood of dying: 100%.

    The issue is not the likelihood of dying, it's the timing of it.
    You sure are a kill joy..... I thought from this article that now I can live forever.

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    This is just a feeble rationalization to justify toper's bad habits. Sorry, it won't work. Too many drunks have died in their forties and fifties... Flynn, Bogart, Barrymore, Fields, to name a few.

    ricksfolly
    And because of this, if you had looked at the article in the OP, wouldn't even have been considered for the study because the sample as reported was of 55-60 year olds... It wouldn't take people who died of alcohol related problems before that.

    I have no problem believing there are health benefits to moderate consumption of alchohol, but there are some gaping holes in the methodology of this study as reported to come to a general conclusion of non-drinkers v. heavy drinkers...
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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    I don't know how credible the study is, but I don't see moderate alcohol consumption to be very damaging. I would imagine heavy drinkers to be more obese though and die sooner due to liver/kidney problems. I also wonder if more non drinkers smoke, because smoking is far worse than alcohol.
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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I don't know how credible the study is, but I don't see moderate alcohol consumption to be very damaging. I would imagine heavy drinkers to be more obese though and die sooner due to liver/kidney problems. I also wonder if more non drinkers smoke, because smoking is far worse than alcohol.
    The study doesn't touch on 'longevity' - it just talks about happiness/depression.

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    Re: Why Do Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    The study doesn't touch on 'longevity' - it just talks about happiness/depression.

    If I was routinely tipsy I'd be happy, too. . . and lazy and worthless . . . but happy as hell about it.
    I linked two studies, one I marked as "related" and it had to do with happiness/depression. But the main one, Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds - TIME , has to do with longevity. (This is the actual study - the other link is the article about the study)

    I also linked to a page that had several studies done by multiple places in the US, including Harvard, China, and other countries that all drew the same conclusions.

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