Researchers From University of Texas Say Drinkers Live Longer than Non-drinkers

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A study by researchers at the University of Texas found that drinking alcohol may actually prolong your life but the key is drinking in moderation.

We’ve heard time and time again that excessive alcohol consumption is bad for your health but psychologist Charles Holahan, who led the study, found mortality rates were highest in people who had never had a sip of alcohol.

Mortality rates were slightly lower for heavy drinkers and lowest for moderate drinkers.

From the 1824 participants in the study, 41 per cent of moderate drinkers died early in comparison to 69 per cent of non-drinkers who died prematurely.

It is important to note that drinking responsibly and in moderation is the key because excessive alcohol consumption can cause cancer, stroke, heart disease, liver and brain damage.  Find out more http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/health/study-finds-those-who-drink-live-longer-than-those-who-dont/news-story/fdd9221a3ed4ba235ed1e95618ddd6a4

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