Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Like I needed an excuse

TUESDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News). -- In a finding that runs counter to conventional wisdom, researchers have found that consuming moderate amounts of alcohol -- about one drink a day -- may prevent kidney function decline in men.

Oh . . . "in men." Damn.

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, stressed, however, that the finding does not mean individuals should take up drinking -- especially heavy drinking -- as a means of protecting their kidneys.

Hey, wait just a dadgum minute - why are reseachers at Brigham and Women's Hospital conducting studies on the health effects of alcohol on men?


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