If you were looking for some medical facts that compliment your lifestyle of being a raging alcoholic, then boy oh boy do I have some good news for you!
New research from the University of Texas has found that people that enjoy a tipple or two in moderation are less likely to die prematurely compared to those who have never had a swig at all.
The study looked at people between the ages 55 and 65 over nearly two decades and apparently, mortality was highest in those who hadn’t had any alcohol. The study also accounted for a bunch of other factors, including an individual’s level of physical activity and how much they earn.
They even found that heavy drinkers actually survived longer than those who don’t drink, so if you ever need a reason to get bloody sloshed then you may have just found it.
Obviously, they aren’t recommending that everyone should go out and down a bottle of spirits every day, it’s more that drinking is linked to socialising which is linked to improving your mental and physical health as time goes on.
So there you go, having a few casual drinks a week can actually do you a world of good, who would have thunk it.
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