The analysis showed those who drank moderately were more likely to have lower cardiovascular disease risk, heart rate, stress, depression and body mass index.
They also scored higher on health measures such as respiratory function and physical activity.
Among women, similar trends were seen in moderate drinkers who had lower blood pressure and waist circumference, according to the findings published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Study author Dr Boris Hansel, said: ‘Importantly, the findings showed moderate alcohol consumption is a powerful general indicator of optimal social status and this could be a key reason for improved health in these subjects.’GREAT NEWS!
Is it just me, or is there something about ‘growing up’ that makes socializing increasingly structured and/or formal? I feel like certain people, these days in adult land, require a destination or occasion or objective or plan as a pretext to social interaction. It’d be nice if everyone stopped using their cellphones and computers for a day, so then you’d just have to show up at my apartment after work for the hell of it, and we’d have no idea where the day and night might take us.
After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness
you think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called
La Petite and comes from Sweden
for they are words that you know and that
is all you know words not their feelings
or what they mean and you write because
you know them not because you understand them
because you don’t you are stupid and lazy
and will never be great but you do
what you know because what else is there?
— Frank O’Hara