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Old 08-29-2009, 05:33 PM
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Teetotallers more likely to be depressed

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Created 08/29/2009 - 07:02
Abstaining from alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of depression according to a new study published in Addiction journal.

It has long been recognised that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to poor physical and mental health. However, there has been mounting evidence that low levels of alcohol consumption may also be associated with poor mental health possibly due to abstainers having other health problems or being reformed heavy drinkers.

The study utilised data from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT Study) based in Norway. This provided information on the drinking habits and mental health of over 38,000 individuals. Using this data the authors were able to show that those individuals who reported drinking no alcohol over a two week period were more likely than moderate drinkers to report symptoms of depression. Those individuals who additionally labelled themselves as “abstainers” were at the highest risk of depression. Other factors, such as age, physical health problems and number of close friends could explain some, but not all of this increased risk. The authors also had access to reported levels of alcohol consumption 11 years prior to the main survey. This showed that fourteen percent of current abstainers had previously been heavy drinkers, but this did not explain all of the increased risk of depression amongst abstainers.

The authors conclude that in societies where some use of alcohol is the norm, abstinence may be associated with being socially marginalised or particular personality traits that may also be associated with mental illness.

It should also be noted that alcohol use is associated with many physical health problems, with excessive alcohol consumption being estimated to contribute to over 33,000 death in the UK each year and many more injuries. The current guidance is for men to drink no more than three to four units each day, and women to drink no more than two to three units.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:36 PM
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So whats my prognosis my man?
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What's a unit? A shot, a pint?
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"Moderate"? That term is not in my vocab. All or nothing for me baby -- and if it's all, you'll see me on the news.
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"Moderate"? That term is not in my vocab. All or nothing for me baby -- and if it's all, you'll see me on the news.
I'm moderate because I pass out before all. Now if something were to prevent the passing out.....I guess things can get a bit out of control.
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So whats my prognosis my man?
The same as mine, 30lbs overweight and happy about it.

Right now I'm drinking Kid Rocks new beer Badass Beer.
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I'm moderate because I pass out before all. Now if something were to prevent the passing out.....I guess things can get a bit out of control.
I never once passed out, just ask John Doe or Bot. Wait, they wouldn't remember, lol.
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Stupid study; chicken or the egg. Are they depressed and alone, therefore they don't drink? Are they depressed and alone, therefore they do drink? Stupid study.
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I never once passed out, just ask John Doe or Bot. Wait, they wouldn't remember, lol.
If you don't remember.........it didn't happen.
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The same as mine, 30lbs overweight and happy about it.

Right now I'm drinking Kid Rocks new beer Badass Beer.
Dude, where do you get that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSaIpki6M8A

I'm a social drinker, and I just happen to be very social.
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Hahaha a glass of red wine with dinner is probably one of the best things you can do.

Taking 5 shots of 80 proof skyy is probably not so healthy.

Just drink lots of water right?
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Dude, where do you get that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSaIpki6M8A

I'm a social drinker, and I just happen to be very social.
At the brewery bout 5 miles from my house.
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Hahaha a glass of red wine with dinner is probably one of the best things you can do.

Taking 5 shots of 80 proof skyy is probably not so healthy.

Just drink lots of water right?
I like MY water frozen and served on a bed of Dewars scotch . . .
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