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    Bad Booze News

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/10142008...ins_133553.htm

    Read this while sipping some Stagg. Didn't stop sipping.

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    Re: Bad Booze News

    Quote Originally Posted by scratchline View Post
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/10142008...ins_133553.htm

    Read this while sipping some Stagg. Didn't stop sipping.

    -Mike
    "Heavy drinkers - those who downed at least 14 drinks per week - had a brain that was an average of 1 percent smaller compared to teetotalers."

    ONE PERCENT-- that's smaller than the margin of error, for pete's sake!

    Just ate a BBQ cheeseburger with a glass of Bulleit, because it nicely compliments Stubb's spicy BBQ sauce. Then read this article, and poured myself a second ounce.
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

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    Re: Bad Booze News

    Show me proof that those people's brains shrunk over a period of time at a rate greater than average and maybe we'll talk.
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    Re: Bad Booze News

    Yeah, I mean, like, my brain is HUGE!!!

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    Re: Bad Booze News

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Yeah, I mean, like, my brain is HUGE!!!
    Now, don't go confusin' yer brain with yer haid.

    As for myself, despite a lifetime of hard drinking (and other activities durring my misspent youth), my IQ tested at age 50 was only 2.3% lower than at age 10. I can live with that.
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    Re: Bad Booze News

    Sounds like a pleasant and more economical alternative to that brain reduction surgery that my chiropractor had been recommending for me.

    I find that superior brain power only leads to severe depression in this country.

    So here is yet another good example to support my theory that bourbon is health food.
    "Finish your bourbon. There are sober children in India." -- Your Mom

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    Re: Bad Booze News

    I don't use most of what I've got anyway....

    Todd

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    Re: Bad Booze News

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Show me proof that those people's brains shrunk over a period of time at a rate greater than average and maybe we'll talk.
    Well you have to pay $15 to read the whole text, but from the abstract:"1839 subjects from the Framingham Offspring Study"..."[showed] a significant negative linear relationship between alcohol consumption and Total Brain Volume (r = 0.25; P < .001)":: http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/con...363&view=short

    More worrisome than volume is activity though, and apparently there is an increased risk of dementia too. But add a point to your score if you do the crossword every week...

    And now more breaking news:
    Use of Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Bicycling Injury
    Guohua Li, MD,DrPH; Susan P. Baker, MPH; John E. Smialek, MD; Carl A. Soderstrom, MD
    JAMA. 2001;285:893-896
    http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content...urcetype=HWCIT

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    Re: Bad Booze News

    I was woundering what that rattling sound I keep hearing was.

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    Re: Bad Booze News

    Hmmm... I think I'm going to use a larger glass so I can stay under 14 drinks per week!

 

 

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