Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Beer - the Miracle Drug

Reported yesterday on CNN: beer slows the ageing process.

There is the answer for you, Little Sister – it’s not just good genes or not having children or expensive skincare products – it all comes down to beer.

In a study conducted here in the Czech Republic, doctors have found that moderate beer consumption slows aging. It also reduces the likelihood of heart attacks by increasing levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol and hindering certain dangerous free radicals.

From the CNN website:
We should note that the Czech study was paid for by a group of big Czech breweries. We should also note that Czech doctors, in an earlier, separate study, once reported that two beers a day could fight impotence.

Meanwhile, down in Austria, a study has concluded that hops affect the production of neopterin and tryptophan, making beer both an anti-inflammatory and a happiness-inducing drug.

So if you are inflammated, depressed and/or getting older – drink beer. You’ll be glad you did.

2 comments:

Tits Malone said...

MM,

If beer could reverse that ageing process, I would now be the glint in my father's eye...

Max said...

TM - "slows", not "reverses".