October 7, 2003

It's Just a Box of Wine

And it's just a box of wine,
I don't know who put it there,
Believe it if you need it,
or leave it if you dare.

Kevin Kelly has written the best rationalization for drinking (or drinking more) that we've seen since just before our last bender:

Until now I didn't drink. Never liked the taste of beer, and wine didn't tickle me either. Hard stuff had no appeal at all. But recently the medical benefits of wine have become so established that it's hard to ignore. One respected study published in JAMA in December 2002 claims that not drinking at all was as bad for the heart as morbid obesity, and that moderate alcohol has health benefits equal to one hour of physical exercise a day. Take that you gym rats! And just this summer another high-profile study at Harvard published in Nature revealed that an ingredient in red wine -- resveratrol -- carried huge longevity effects, extending the life of yeast 60-80%.
His solution? Buy it by the box and avoid all the blather. Just tap into longevity.

Unoxidated wine as medicine [Cool Tools] Posted by Vanderleun at October 7, 2003 1:32 PM

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