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    Heavy drinking is better for you

    According to this article in Slate (originally from Time), heavy drinkers live longer than abstainers. http://slatest.slate.com/id/2265499/entry/3/ .
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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    I haven't even read the article, yet I agree 100%.
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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    When I was young, and someone mentioned whiskey, I always thought of an old man.

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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    Well that would be nice.
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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    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."
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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    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."
    Harsh, so very harsh.
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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    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/pa...007003,00.html

    Top 10 Long-Forgotten Liquors

    > Mortlach 70-Year-Old Speyside Single Malt
    By Krista Mahr Monday, Aug. 02, 2010
    Last edited by Jono; 08-30-2010 at 14:14.

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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    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.

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    Post Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    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.

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    Re: Heavy drinking is better for you

    I'll read the article as soon as I sober up enough to understand it.
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    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

 

 

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