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Drinkers Outlive Non Drinkers – Can’t Argue With Science

by | 30th, August 2010

HEAVY drinkers outlive non drinkers. Why? Time magazine’s John Cloud (via David Matthews) says those who don’t drink “tend” to die sooner than those who do.

A survey in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research says moderate drinkers taking one to three drinks a day have the lowest mortality rates.

This might well be an average, so six drinks every other day is the way to go to be pickled and thus preserved for your dotage.

And then we learn that people who don’t drink “tend to be from lower socioeconomic classes, since drinking can be expensive”.

This survey was not conducted in Russia, nor in some of the more salubrious parts of south London’s parks where booze is cheap and plentiful but in the US where in many states health care is not permitted until you are 21.

Meanwhile, over here on knife island, the UK Government is preparing for a massive surge in the numbers of young alco-poppers living well into old age.

Pass the pickled opinions – and get me a straw…


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