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10.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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DRIVEN TO DRINK

Who drinks more, single or married people? The answer may surprise you. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that married women tend to drink more than single women, widows, or divorcees. Meanwhile, married men tend to drink less than their single or divorced friends. In fact, divorced men tended to drink the most, while divorced women actually drank less than their married counterparts. So naturally, the researchers blamed the men. Marriage (and perhaps the wife/children influence) tends to lower the husband’s drinking rate. The researchers suggest that marriage can promote good health, especially since past research found that married people tended to eat healthier as well. Overall, married couples drank less than single or divorced people.

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