Gimme another, please
Whoa, what? I’ll live longer if I drink! In that case, gimme another, please! Looks like us small-town folk (aka teens sneaking beer out of the house and to parties in fields and barns) knew what we were doing. So, relax and drink ‘er down. Markham Heid says is best in his article in Men’s Health:
To Live Longer, Have a Beer!
by Markham Heid
Up until you’re 21, you’re told that drinking alcohol is bad. Then you’re suddenly told that, really, it’s drinking alcohol and driving that’s bad. The latter is definitely true. But the former? Scientists aren’t so sure.
Case in point: During a five-year period, lifetime alcohol abstainers were 19 percent more likely to die than regular drinkers—defined as having one or two drinks, three or more days a week—say Virginia Tech University researchers.
Those who never touched the bottle were also roughly 56 percent (!) more likely to experience coronary heart disease than regular drinkers, found the scientists, who crunched data from a government survey of nearly half a million Americans.