Tuesday, December 06, 2005

If a man in a white coat says it ...

A study says people who have one alcoholic drink a day are 54 percent less obesity-prone than teetotalers are. (But those with four or more drinks a day are 46 percent more obesity-prone.) Another study indicates that among people who weigh too much or drink too much alcohol, those who drink more than two cups of coffee a day are only half as prone to chronic liver disease. Each study involved more than 8,000 people. Cynical take: Wash out your fat with liquor, then rinse out your liquor with coffee.

From Slate's Human Nature column.

3 comments:

partyrunner said...

this explains why i am neither obese nor liver prone - tons of coffee and liquor.
i'm glad to hear docs prescribe that.

or something like it :-)

The Lowe said...

So, what if I drink 2 - 3 drinks a day but only 1 cup of coffee?

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Don't you love studies like that where they have all kinds of juicy correlations,just waiting for someone to say its cause and effect? I think I'll stick to the no-alcohol, skip the coffee diet.

Then again, I do have a weight problem I'm trying to manage...