This was all over memeorandum yesterday and on Red Eye last evening... so EIP continues to be your best source for old news. But. Whatever. There's a new study out that's fairly good news for us moderate drinkers and Time magazine ran a piece on it. Excerpts:
But a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren't entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does actually tend to increase one's risk of dying even when you exclude former drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers' mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers.