|Do they drink because they live close to the bar?|
A new study finds that people who live close to a bar tend to drink more. A group of Finnish researchers collected data from nearly 55,000 participants from 2000 to 2009. The study found that heavy and extreme drinking occurred when people lived about a half-mile away from the bar.
|Or do they live close to the bar to drink?|
Hmm, yes it makes sense that people who live closer to a bar would find it easier to go drinking.
The Boston Globe reports that the chances a person will drink too much jumped to 17 percent living near a bar. Conversely, the farther away a participant was from the bar, the less likely they would be heavy drinkers.
But then again, people with an inclination to go drinking might factor that into their decision about where to live.