Saturday, August 16, 2014

Drinking is healthy...

Drinking is healthy...  This article does a nice job of summarizing, in lay terms, the science results I've been reading about for several years.  The one-line summary: drinking alcohol in moderate amounts is good for you, significantly reducing heart disease and the likelihood of dementia, and likely conferring other health benefits as well.

This is another one of those interesting conflicts between science and progressive dogma.  Depending on whose poll you want to believe, something like 60% to 80% of all scientists (and higher percentages of biologists or other medical-related fields) self-identify as “progressive” or “liberal”.  For years progressive dogma has said that regular drinking is harmful.  Recent science says the opposite.  Time to break out the popcorn.

Meanwhile, I'll continue my moderate wine consumption.  My Mormon neighbors may disapprove, but I may outlive them :)

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