That's not what this study found, it's not true, moderate drinking isn't good for you 1/
You can find the study here: bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
But what about consistent non-drinkers?
1. Former alcoholics who misreported their drinking status
2. Unhealthy people (i.e. chronic liver disease) who don't drink for that reason
3. Unable to afford alcohol, and likely less well off
4. Rare non-health-related-abstainer
I was talking about heavy drinkers. What could possibly make them healthier?
Moderate drinking isn't good for you
This study found a weak and strange association between drinking and a reduced risk of heart disease
It is ALMOST CERTAINLY explained by social differences between the groups they looked at
And they found that it was
Not at all "Moderate drinking is good for you"
Don't drink to be healthy, because it isn't
That's not a great story, but it's the truth
21+ drinks a week (3+ bottles of wine) is bad, don't do it, get help if you need it to stop