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December 19, 2007

BEER... The Cause and Cure to All My Problems!... Or Maybe More Cure Now!!!!

Hat Tip to Tommy on this one... from BBC News awhile ago but bears repeating.

Guinness good for you - official

imageThe old advertising slogan "Guinness is Good for You" may be true after all, according to researchers...

...A pint of the black stuff a day may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks.

Drinking lager does not yield the same benefits, experts from University of Wisconsin told a conference in the US.

...The Wisconsin team tested the health-giving properties of stout against lager by giving it to dogs who had narrowed arteries similar to those in heart disease.

They found that those given the Guinness had reduced clotting activity in their blood, but not those given lager.

I know a few dogs that would have loved to sign up for that test! 

...They believe that "antioxidant compounds" in the Guinness, similar to those found in certain fruits and vegetables, are responsible for the health benefits because they slow down the deposit of harmful cholesterol on the artery walls.

So... Even less reason to have any guilt about drinking a Pint of "Motor Oil" at your friendly neighborhood pub!  And I know a few others who will... Stu?... Lex?... Tommy?

December 19, 2007 in Food and Drink, Just Plain Cool, Science | Permalink

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I'm so in!

Posted by: lex | Dec 19, 2007 8:35:03 PM

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