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Title: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on April 21, 2014, 01:13:54 PM
Finally some good news by a scientist for "moderate" wine or beer drinkers.  ;D
He says a bottle of wine or 3 pints of beer are okay...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/a-bottle-of-wine-a-day-is-not-bad-for-you-and-abstaining-is-worse-than-drinking-scientist-claims-9271010.html

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The recommended daily allowance for alcohol consumption in Britain may well be around the size of a medium to large glass of wine depending on your gender, but a leading scientist in the field has claimed drinking just over a bottle a day would do no harm to your health.

Former World Health Organisation alcohol expert Dr Kari Poikolainen has analysed decades of research into the effects of alcohol on the human body, The Daily Mail reports.

His conclusion - drinking is only harmful when you consume more than 13 units a day - that’s four to five pints of beer or more than a bottle of wine - which typically contains around 10 units.

He also believes that drinking more than the current recommended daily intake may in fact be healthier than being a teetotaler.

“The weight of the evidence shows moderate drinking is better than abstaining and heavy drinking is worse than abstaining – however the moderate amounts can be higher than the guidelines say,” Dr Poikolainen reportedly told The Mail.
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on May 07, 2014, 12:48:15 PM
I really, really want to read this, but I'm always too pissed.
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Tj on May 10, 2014, 12:37:54 AM
Science changes it's mind about these figures every year.

I'm afraid there's no safety in numbers anymore.
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on May 10, 2014, 10:57:42 AM
I fuggin' luuuv you. Yourrree my bestest mate eveeeeerrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on May 10, 2014, 07:16:49 PM
I stopped drinking in 2012. Worst two days of my life.  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Tj on May 11, 2014, 12:09:29 PM
TV's song about alcohol consumption called Cutbacks helped me to cut back to a more healthy =2 pints max a week. Thank you TV Smith. Having less beer means I'm ever more focused on quality real ale and keg craft beer and I fall in love with every sip.

I love you too Fred. I did from the moment I first saw you and Alan doing that Laurel and Hardy impersonation in Lincoln the day I first met you. TV, Arturo and I looked on in wonder and awe.
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on May 12, 2014, 08:22:56 AM
TV's song about alcohol consumption called Cutbacks helped me to cut back...

Wow, silly me thought it was about politicians etc. and cutbacks to social welfare etc!  :o

Of course I should've known, as TV hardly drinks any more beer on stage...  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on May 12, 2014, 09:09:57 AM
You're right there - he's on the twig juice!
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on May 12, 2014, 01:57:04 PM
Real ale doesn't qualify as "beer" in Britain, eh?  :o
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on May 12, 2014, 02:49:06 PM
No, it can be classified as either treen or carpentry depending upon the average size of "twig" they contain.
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Rockula on May 12, 2014, 04:38:09 PM
It's not proper 'twig' juice unless there's a whole branch in it.
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on May 13, 2014, 11:25:47 PM
The late, great Tommy Cooper:

"I'm on the whisky diet.

So far I've lost two weeks!"
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on September 18, 2014, 02:04:23 PM
Science changes it's mind about these figures every year.

Yeah, but this time, for once, they went up.  ;D

Still nothing compared to this guy:
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/gerard-depardieu-can-down-14-bottles-of-wine-a-day-and-not-even-feel-drunk-20140918-10ijz3.html
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on February 07, 2015, 02:38:55 PM
I hate wine, so I'm off to buy some grapes...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150206111702.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on February 08, 2015, 11:46:30 AM
Since I went to the Languedoc (south France), I like the wines from that region!  8)

But, I must admit: much as I tried to live a healthy life, I just don't manage a bottle of wine every day!  :-[
 ;D
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Rockula on February 08, 2015, 01:55:22 PM
I haven't had any twig juice for two weeks.
I'm branching out....
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on February 08, 2015, 03:10:48 PM
Boom! Boom!

You certainly went back to your roots with that gag!
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on December 26, 2015, 10:44:49 AM
Oh, the hours I spent at the gym this year...  ;D  ;D  ;D

http://www.thenewportbuzz.com/drinking-a-glass-of-red-wine-is-the-same-as-an-hour-at-the-gym-according-to-this-study/5452

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Research conducted by the University of Alberta in Canada has found that health benefits in resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, are similar to those we get from exercise.

Principal investigator Jason Dyck and his team found out in lab experiments that high doses of the natural compound resveratrol improved physical performance, heart function and muscle strength in lab models.

Will see if I can lose weight too...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11689799/Revealed-How-to-lose-weight-drink-plenty-of-red-wine.html

Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Uli on August 02, 2018, 06:07:05 PM
Yeah well, if I don't remember my name, it is due to the alcohol, not dementia then...  ;D

https://news.sky.com/story/report-not-drinking-alcohol-in-middle-age-increases-dementia-risk-11457068
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Not drinking in middle age can increase the risk of dementia as much as drinking too much, according to a report.
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on October 05, 2018, 10:21:48 PM
BAD news for "moderate" drinkers (this week!):

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003102732.htm
Title: Re: Good news for "moderate" drinkers
Post by: Fred21 on October 05, 2018, 10:23:35 PM
...but better news ethically:

Consumers willing to pay more for sustainably brewed beer

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181005141905.htm