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bonneamie
08-30-2010, 12:22
According to this article in Slate (originally from Time), heavy drinkers live longer than abstainers. http://slatest.slate.com/id/2265499/entry/3/ .

SBOmarc
08-30-2010, 12:26
I haven't even read the article, yet I agree 100%.

SMOWK
08-30-2010, 12:57
When I was young, and someone mentioned whiskey, I always thought of an old man.

DeanSheen
08-30-2010, 13:36
Well that would be nice.

OscarV
08-30-2010, 13:42
I printed the story out and gave it to my wife,...she said "if drinking makes you live longer then that's another good reason for you to stop.":rolleyes:

SBOmarc
08-30-2010, 13:56
I printed the story out and gave it to my wife,...she said "if drinking makes you live longer then that's another good reason for you to stop.":rolleyes:

Harsh, so very harsh.

Jono
08-30-2010, 14:10
I don't buy this statement:

"It's true that those who abstain from alcohol tend to be from lower socioeconomic classes, since drinking can be expensive."

Who do they think buys all that cheap booze (and not good food)?
Beer, the poor man's drink.

Another interesting time story: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,2007003,00.html

Top 10 Long-Forgotten Liquors

> Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt
By Krista Mahr Monday, Aug. 02, 2010

SMOWK
08-30-2010, 14:23
I don't buy this statement:

"It's true that those who abstain from alcohol tend to be from lower socioeconomic classes, since drinking can be expensive."

Who do they think buys all that cheap booze (and not good food)?
Beer, the poor man's drink.

It looks like we may need to stick to the top shelf in order to live longer.

If fill my body with preservatives daily, I will be preserved for a very long time.

If I slow my metabolism down, I shall age slower.

All of it makes perfect sense over a few glasses of spirit. Make sure you don't use Holy cups, or the bourbon just falls right through.

ratcheer
08-30-2010, 14:37
I read studies saying the same thing at least 23 years ago. The evaluated up to levels that would start causing cirrhosis of the liver and life expectancy kept increasing. For ethical reasons, their reports did not go beyond that level.

Tim

callmeox
08-30-2010, 14:40
I'll read the article as soon as I sober up enough to understand it.

fishnbowljoe
08-30-2010, 16:53
Well, I guess it all goes to show you. Maybe Bobby McFerrin had it right. "Don't Worry. Be Happy!" Cheers. :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: :drink: Joe

Bourbon Boiler
08-30-2010, 18:10
According to the National Institue of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/ModerateDrinking-03.htm

up to 4 drinks a day can help cognitive functioning, and 2 drinks a day can lower the chances of heart disease. I thought if I had 6 drinks per day, I could cover both. Then I figured I should throw in a 7th, just in case there's something they haven't discovered yet.

This was a lot easier than the math problem silverfish posted.

ErichPryde
08-30-2010, 22:12
According to the National Institue of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/ModerateDrinking-03.htm

up to 4 drinks a day can help cognitive functioning, and 2 drinks a day can lower the chances of heart disease. I thought if I had 6 drinks per day, I could cover both. Then I figured I should throw in a 7th, just in case there's something they haven't discovered yet.

This was a lot easier than the math problem silverfish posted.

I did a lot of hunting earlier because I felt that the TIME piece was negligent in how it... presented its information. I found the same study- Jono, it might outline the connection between alcohol consumption and socioeconomic status a bit better for you. Might.

bonneamie
09-01-2010, 10:59
More from Slate on this topic: http://www.slate.com/id/2265659/

It seemed to me that the previous article indicated that it was the social aspects of drinking that lead to the longer life statistic. Today's article looks at physiological effects of drinking.

unclebunk
09-01-2010, 11:10
When I was young, and someone mentioned whiskey, I always thought of an old man.

That's quite funny, Smowk. :lol: My experience was much the same.

tmckenzie
09-01-2010, 15:10
Being pickled is what I always heard it was.

BuffaloLen
09-06-2010, 19:18
If this is the case call me Methusula. Heh...