The stories have been floating forever about the European wine drinkers who seemingly never have heart disease. How do the life spans of non-drinkers, compare to those of moderate and heavy consumers?
Let’s skip the exercise of metabolism of carbohydrates and consider stress reduction, maybe a couple of drinks to take the edge of a hard day. It is incredible to consider all of the psych sessions people attend today and the scripts patients take to cope with worrying or stress related problems, often over extended periods of time. Those moderate drinkers who are able to relax after work and clear their minds evade the difficulties faced either internally or inevitable family confrontations at home.
TIME published an extended study on all of the three sectors recently: “The sample of those who were studied included individuals between ages 55 and 65 who had had any kind of outpatient care in the previous three years. The 1,824 participants were followed for 20 years. One drawback of the sample: a disproportionate number, 63%, were men. Just over 69% of the never-drinkers died during the 20 years, 60% of the heavy drinkers died and only 41% of moderate drinkers died.”
As is the case above with the inability to decrease the supply of fatty acids during exercise after intoxication, there are risks. Even so, based upon these published results, heavy drinkers outlived non-drinkers. Just the same, follow the rules and make certain you either have a driver or the bar is at home.