"a pleasurable substance that also conveys health benefits"
October 2, 2014 11:28 AM Subscribe
Given the multitude of studies of the effects of alcohol on mortality (since heart disease is the leading killer of men and women, drinking reduces overall mortality significantly), meta-analyses combining the results of the best-designed such studies can be generated. In 2006, the Archives of Internal Medicine, an American Medical Association journal, published an analysis based on 34 well-designed prospective studies—that is, research which follows subjects for years, even decades. This meta-analysis, incorporating a million subjects, found that “1 to 2 drinks per day for women and 2 to 4 drinks per day for men are inversely associated with total mortality.”Some two/thirds of Americans barely touch a drop of the stuff but perhaps they should start drinking more as boozing (moderately) may be better for you than abstinence.
This post was deleted for the following reason: This was brought up and discussed in fair depth in the recent drinking stats thread. -- restless_nomad
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