Non-Drinkers Call in Sick More Often Than Moderate Drinkers
Have you ever had to call in sick because you were too hungover to get out of bed? Don't sweat it too much as long as it's not a regular thing. A new study found non-drinkers actually call in sick more than people who drink every now and then.
Researchers in Europe polled about 50,000 people to find out how much they drank, and how many times they'd called in sick over the past five years or so. And they found that moderate drinkers use the least amount of sick days.
It's not clear why. Part of it might have to do with the fact that people with chronic illnesses are more likely to be non-drinkers. They end up using more sick days in general.
Just to be clear, we're only talking about moderate drinking. The study found heavy drinkers miss a lot of work too.
Read more at Science Daily.