"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.
posted by MartinWisse (0 comments total)

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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