Study illuminates mortality differences between nondrinkers and light drinkers

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Study illuminates mortality differences between nondrinkers and light drinkers


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CU study illuminates mortality differences between nondrinkers and light drinkers | University of Colorado Boulder

Multiple studies have shown that the likelihood of dying for people who drink increases as they consume more alcohol. Those same studies have shown that a person’s mortality risk also increases at the other end of the spectrum — among people who choose not to drink at all — though the risk is still much less than for heavy drinkers.

Some researchers have hypothesized that the increased mortality among nondrinkers could be related to the fact that light alcohol consumption — drinking, on average, less than one drink a day — might actually protect people from disease and reduce their stress levels.

But researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, working with colleagues at the University of Colorado Denver, decided to examine whether characteristics of different subgroups of nondrinkers could explain the increased mortality risk.

“Among nondrinkers, people have all sorts of background reasons for why they don’t drink,” said sociology Professor Richard Rogers, director of CU-Boulder’s Population Program in the Institute of Behavioral Science. “We wanted to tease that out because it’s not really informative to just assume that nondrinkers are a unified group.”

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The team then calculated the mortality risk for each subgroup compared with the mortality risk for light drinkers, and they found that the risks varied markedly.

Abstainers who chose not to drink for a cluster of reasons that included religious or moral motivations, being brought up not to drink, responsibilities to their family, as well as not liking the taste, had similar mortality risks over the follow-up period to light drinkers.

“So this idea that nondrinkers always have higher mortality than light drinkers isn’t true,” Rogers said. “You can find some groups of nondrinkers who have similar mortality risks to light drinkers.”

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