Tag Archives: Mortality rate

• Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Mocktail Recipes for All the Poor Schmoes Doing Drynuary

Blog by: Troy Patterson is Slate‘s writer at large and writes the Gentleman Scholar column. I gather that some of you are taking the first month of the year off from drinking, and I think that’s cute. This practice—known by the cumbersome portmanteau Drynuary—has gained sufficient popularity to rate as a kind of ritual, and […]

• Study: People Who Don’t Drink Alcohol More Likely To Die Young

Study: People Who Don’t Drink Alcohol More Likely To Die Young

A newly released study shows that regular drinkers are less likely to die prematurely than people who have never indulged in alcohol. You read that right: Time reports that abstaining from alcohol altogether can lead to a shorter life than consistent, moderate drinking. Surprised? The tightly controlled study, which looked at individuals between ages 55 and 65, spanned a […]

• I'll Drink To That! Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds

I'll Drink To That! Heavy Drinkers Outlive Nondrinkers, Study Finds

Image: This is what booze looks like under a microscope. One of the most contentious issues in the vast literature about alcohol consumption has been the consistent finding that those who don’t drink actually tend to die sooner than those who do. The standard Alcoholics Anonymous explanation for this finding is that many of those […]