According to a new study, you need to drink a bit of alcohol every day instead of drinking no alcohol at all if you want to live longer. This is a ground-breaking discovery which changes everything we previously knew. In general, doctors have been suggesting avoiding alcohol completely in order to keep our health in check, but apparently they’ve been wrong the entire time.
The study found out that drinkers aged 55-65 lived far longer than non-drinkers in the same age, even after considering variables such as physical activity and socioeconomic status. People who drank moderately in the study fared best of all, but most importantly, even heavy drinkers were found to live longer than those who do not drink at all. The study was done by professor Charles Hoolahan from the University of Texas and have been praised by many scientists and doctors over the world.
The study examined a total of 1824 subjects over a 20-year period. 41% of those who drank moderately died prematurely; 60% of heavy drinkers died early, while 69% of non-drinkers died suddenly and before their time. Although heavy drinkers seem to live longer, they also have a higher risk of liver cirrhosis, alcohol addiction, cancer and other health problems.
If you’re asking yourself why heavy drinkers live longer, it may have something to do with their social status. Heavy drinkers are more social than other people, and socialization is a vital factor for our physical and mental health. Non-drinkers were also found to have a higher risk of depression, while moderate drinking every day can improve blood circulation and heart health.
Of course, the study doesn’t mean that you should start drinking heavily, but having a drink or two a day might actually be better for your health than not drinking at all.