Wednesday, February 02, 2005

A Drink a Day...

The New York Times features an "interesting" health study today:

Not only red wine but also white wine, beer and hard liquor appear to protect against mental decline in older women, two new studies have found. The studies are the latest to find a benefit from moderate drinking. In one, researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital followed alcohol consumption among more than 11,000 women enrolled in the Nurses' Health Study, one of the largest investigations into the risk factors for major chronic illnesses in women.

The researchers identified women in the study who were 70 or older and assessed their mental status using various tests of memory, verbal fluency and general mental skills over a six-year period starting in 1995.

Women who consumed about a drink a day (up to 15 grams of alcohol, or about half an ounce), the researchers found, had significantly better test results - so much so that in their mental performance, they scored about a year and a half younger than the nondrinkers and those who drank 15 to 30 grams a day.

The study appeared in the Jan. 20 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.


OK ladies.. you saw what the doctors said, but it's up to you to make the moral choice between a long healthy life or eternal damnation in hell ;-)

Of course this time there will be cries of outrage over this Western conspiracy to corrupt the morals of our "senior citizens", instead of the usual noise about corrupting our youths!

25 comments:

  1. heheee yippy :)
    now i know why our old ladies suffer from chronic illness o nasayeen oo yekharfoon ebser3a.
    ladies welcome to hell ;P

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  2. Q... last time I checked you were a guy. This article is about older ladies ;-)

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  3. Zaydoun.... our senior citizens are corrupted as is!LOL

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  4. Oh well aren't you the witty one *forces a smile*
    Malat 3laik! (I know sounds pretty lame but you're getting on my nerves, and I can't really think of any other great come back)
    So malat 3laik, and kish too.
    I choose 7ayat 7lwah - alcohol. It IS possible you know?
    Ps: Drinking alcohol as a means of treatment (or consuming anything for the same reason for that matter) was never mentioned as something that would lead to "eternal damnation in hell" and is actually quite "halal" last time I checked.
    mabrouk your blog is such an annoyance..(why do I already know that you enjoy that?)

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  6. Farooha... I see your parents raised you well and taught you great manners

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  8. I heard about the study before and there was bit controversy behind it, there were claims that alcohol companies sponsored it...

    Any how, I guess my memory will be ok...I'm a red wine drinker...I enjoy a nice glass of Shiraz or Merlot during lunch or dinner?I'm just worried when I get back to Kuwait if I can find good wine supply that I can afford....anyone could hook me up with that? ;)

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  9. فروحة ياهل، لا تاخذها بجد!

    As for limiting our mental decline, who really needs to use their mental capacity that much at the age of 70? A friend of mine was talking about senility once and he said "Why would anyone complain about being senile? It's the best thing in the world... you crap on yourself, you're happy. Your relatives clean you up, you don't care. They put you to bed and care for you, you have no idea what's going on... its the best state ever!"

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  10. Jelly belly

    Our official alcohol drink in Kuwait is J.W. Red Label and its hard enough finding supply.

    During the drought, we go extreme, kolonya abo bent.

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  11. estech: I don't like uncle Johnny Walker...and I don't think I will ever get desperate enough to drink Klonya :P

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  12. Zaydoun.. Q chose hell to enjoy the company of tipsy metured ladies.
    Farooha.. Take a chill pill
    My darling JB dont knock it.. we all said the same thing abt uncle johnny at first, and now he is our favorite uncle, when you come back I will give you pointers how make him like you 2

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  13. زيدوووووون.....
    أولدر........وات؟؟؟؟؟؟
    الله يقصف عمر الشيطان.

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  14. What about men? What will they do? :) And Zaydoun, only one and a half years younger than non-drinkers? Old age does not seem very enticing however you look at it - drinking alcohol or not :(

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  15. الديرة ناشفة! البطل وصل 50! اللة يلعن هالأرهابيين خربو علينا

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  16. مصرول....واااااي تونا أحنا بهالموضوع

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  17. When you come to think of it, these scientists really excell in conjuring up contradicting studies. One day they advise women not to drink to minimize their chances of getting breast cancer, and then, they advise women to drink to avoid being senile. If you made a list of all the dos and donts they come up with, you will end up eating nothing, drinking nothing, and doing nothing.

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  18. لا حول و لا قوة إلا بالله ... الله يهديكم انشاء الله

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  19. And just for the record...The results have nothing to do with alcohol..in fact they are due to the antioxidants which are present in the grapes (these antioxidants are present in many fruits and vegetables). A glass of grape juice will have the same effects as described in the paper.

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  20. Glad to hear grape juice has the antioxidants required... so I'm still getting benefits of antioxidants from the home brewed KDD red grape juice!

    I'm planning on continuing to drink a glass of red every day (if possible in Kuwait), and get to heaven. When did God say a glass of red wine was haram?

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