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Married people drink less

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People who marry drink less -- perhaps because they socialise less or are less likely to drown their cares with alcohol. But heavy drinking is more likely to help you find a partner -- which, in turn, will help you cut down on your drinking. These are the findings of Australian National University researcher Bryan Rodgers.

People who marry drink less—perhaps because they socialise less or are less likely to drown their cares with alcohol.

But heavy drinking is more likely to help you find a partner—which, in turn, will help you cut down on your drinking.

These are the findings that Australian National University researcher Bryan Rodgers presented to a recent mental-health forum in Canberra, Australia.

Rodgers found that when relationships split up, people reverted to their old traits of drinking and depression.

“It came as a bit of a surprise,” Rodgers told the Sydney Morning Herald of his finding that drinking led to romance.

“I suspect in younger people drinking is linked to more social activities and it is probably how they get to meet their partners in the first place,” he said.—Sapa-DPA

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