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toms
09-16-2004, 05:25 AM
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/15/2150229

"Researchers at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) recently found that beer has the same positive qualities that wine has previously been found to have. The media release quotes professor John Trevithick, 'We were very surprised one drink of beer or stout contributed an equal amount of antioxidant benefit as wine, especially since red wine contains about 20 times the amount of polyphenols as beer.' "

heh heh!!!

Although if you go up to 2 bottle of beer a night there is little extra benefit, and 3 bottles a night has a negative impact.
Also, they refer to most of the benefit coming from tannins from the wood casks, and ii'm not sure how many modern lagers are actually brewed in wood anymore... maybe you need to switch to real ale.
(oh, and beer does have a lot more calories, so maybe go for a vodka and diet coke a night? ;-) )

The_One
09-16-2004, 02:49 PM
I just had 5 pints.

Is that good?

P.S I spilt one of those pints.

wassup
09-16-2004, 06:32 PM
The key word here is moderation. Sorry to disappoint you, but drinking a pack of beer in one sitting will do you more harm than good.

The Truthful Liar
09-16-2004, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by wassup
The key word here is moderation.

toms
09-17-2004, 08:32 AM
1 bottle 5 nights a week = good for you.
5 bottles in one night = bad for you. (but more fun)

:D

Anthony
09-18-2004, 06:22 PM
I live like... 2 streets down from that university. :eek: That feels weird for some reason