The headline from this article appears to be the misleading: “Regular but moderate consumption of alcohol makes you healthier and happier than total abstinence.”

I’m happy to see such a study, of course, but the headline states that only “moderate” drinkers are healthier, but the study apparently concluded that even heavy drinkers are better off than the teetotallers:

The study tracked 1,824 volunteers aged between 55 and 65. They included teetotalers, heavy drinkers and also moderate drinkers, whose daily consumption did not exceed three units of alcohol. In the first group, only 31% survived to the end of the 20th year, in the second group, 40%, and in the third, 59%.

That, my friends, is reason to celebrate . . . robustly.

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