It’s another one of these pieces of scientific research which puts the cat amongst the pigeons of health. This time it’s now ok to drink alcohol again but only in moderation which actually has a beneficial effect. Cheers!
One Drink More
|Contrary to what many will think,
you’ll live somewhat longer indulging in drink.
Just a daily snifter in moderation
is the mortal coil’s procrastination.
A tumbler of whiskey, a balloon of brandy,
A shot of tequila or neat Malibu,
One limoncello or crab-apple schnapps
A vodka martini, shaken not stirred
So beware of the lure of one extra drink.
9th December 2013 – headline from the Independent
Notes: “People who drink alcohol outlive those who abstain, study shows.” Research published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research found those who did not consume any alcohol appeared to have a higher mortality rate, regardless of whether they were former heavy drinkers or not, than those who drank heavily. Instead, ‘moderate’ drinking, defined as one to three drinks per day, was associated with the lowest mortality rate.
- People who drink alcohol outlive those who abstain, study shows (independent.co.uk)
- Science Says Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Help You Live Longer (geekosystem.com)