Booze not medicine for the heart after all, study says

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http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/04/booze-n...tudy-says/

EXCERPT: It might take less alcohol than we think to damage the heart and shorten our lifespans, suggests a new study published today in The BMJ. For many, the threshold might be fewer than one drink a day.

Using existing population data, the researchers studied over 600,000 people across 19 countries and separated them into different groups, based on their self-reported level of drinking. Then, after accounting for factors like age, education, and smoking history, they compared their levels of various conditions such as heart failure, stroke, and fatal aneurysm (a bulged blood vessel that can rupture). They also calculated the average life expectancy for each group.

Mirroring past research, they found that relatively heavy drinkers were more likely to die earlier. Having 10 or more drinks per week was associated with a life expectancy one to two years shorter than average, while 18 or more drinks was associated with a life expectancy around 5 years shorter. The link between drinking and a shorter lifespan only seemed to fade away when looking at people who drank five or less drinks a week.

The researchers weren’t able to find a clear-cut benefit of moderate drinking for heart health, something that other research has found....

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Quote:Having 10 or more drinks per week was associated with a life expectancy one to two years shorter than average, while 18 or more drinks was associated with a life expectancy around 5 years shorter.

I drink maybe 8 drinks a week..While that shaves off 2 years of my life, I also drink coffee, which adds 3 months, I avoid parks on windy days, I don't smoke, I don't go out much or socialize, I don't hang glide, I survive above the poverty line, and I fight off obesity, which who knows probably adds 10 or 20 years to my lifespan. It all evens out in the end.

"Men who are obese are estimated to be around five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and 2.5 times more likely to develop high blood pressure.."-- https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/hea...expectancy
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Quote:"Loneliness may reduce life expectancy more than obesity or smoking."
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/...-and-death

Fuck'n right wing hater hoping for my soon demise..

"On the other hand is the fact that our species has been constantly evolving for over 100,000 years. There is no reason to think that electronic connectivity, while relatively new now, will not eventually be accepted as the norm and that this loneliness epidemic is merely a transient blip on the radar screen of our rapidly advancing society."
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Quite the contrary. You should seek more socialization. Especially since going to church or getting married (both of which prolong life in men) is likely off the table for you. Join a club, frequent a bar or coffee shop, or even just go to the local mall for exercise. And electronic connectivity is not likely to help in our lifetimes, having not been raised with it.

As well as potentially prolonging your life, perhaps it could temper you're nasty habit of projecting your own hate on others.
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