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Synonyms for abstain

to hold oneself back

Synonyms for abstain

refrain from voting

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choose not to consume

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ISRAEL-AFRICA RELATIONSSome Israeli commentators are arguing that the total of seven African abstainers and eight no-shows, including Kenya, points to the partial success of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent diplomatic forays into the sub-Saharan region.
So drinking 21 units a week for men means they are three times more likely to have hippocampal atrophy than abstainers.
83-fold increased risk of extremely poor VACS trajectory, and the abstainers were at 1.
The researchers also conducted a meta-analysis of nine studies involving 157,809 participants and found that, compared to chocolate abstainers, heavy chocolate consumers were 25 percent less likely to suffer from adverse cardiovascular outcomes and had a 45 percent reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality.
Subjects were placed into one of six groups: former drinkers, abstainers, drinkers of fewer than 7 drinks per week, drinkers of 7-14 drinks per week, drinkers of 14-21 drinks per week, and those who had 21 or more drinks per week.
The study also found that, compared to the nonabstainers, abstainers using either bupropion or varenicline experienced lower levels of sadness but, in terms of overall depressive symptoms, the varenicline group fared much better.
Tory AM for Carmarthen West and Pembrokeshire South, Angela Burns, was one of the abstainers.
For testing the change in craving and NWS over the three times points (pre, post-treatment and 3 months follow-up), among abstainers and relapsers at 3 months follow-up, mixed factor analyses of variance (ANOVAs) were conducted, with time as the repeated factor and smoking status at 3 months follow-up (abstainer-relapser) as the between-subjects factor.
There have been repeated statements by government officials in the past few days on fining abstainers.
The richer the country is directly proportional to the fewer abstainers and the smaller is the gap that is between male and female consumption, the New York Post reported.
It's time for the party to respond to the wilful abstainers, inside and outside Parliament.
The standard Alcoholics Anonymous explanation for this finding is that many of those abstainers are actually former hardcore drunks who had already incurred health problems associated with drinking.
Based on findings by Town and colleagues (2006) and Weisner and Matzger (2003), we hypothesized that binge drinkers in California would have similar odds of visiting a doctor as moderate drinkers and abstainers.
2] Another thirty age matched men, who were alcohol abstainers, served as controls.
Furthermore, social norm messages may result in iatrogenic (negative unintended outcomes) affects particularly among abstainers, thus the impact of the intervention may vary by drinking status (Campo, 2006).