Friday, 15 June 2007

The Effects Of Alcohol...

Having spent several years researching the effects of alcohol consumption (no word of a lie, and I'm not referring to my personal studies in the bar!) it has become a source of endless amusement to read about how all the great alcoholic drinks were invented (or at least promoted) by Religious Orders (think of Chartreuse, Benedictine, Burgundy (yes, monks were responsible for tending those vineyards), Dom Perignon... etc. etc... you get the picture.) Now they've gone a step further...

Over at Idle Speculations, there is a report that Spanish nuns agreed to take part in a study for medical research which involved drinking half a litre of beer each day...

...I forget what the results showed.

3 comments:

terry said...

The results showd that beer is good for you :)

Mac McLernon said...

Sorry, Terry... in view of the fact that alcohol impairs the memory, my last comment of the post was meant as a joke
;-)

Anne said...

You have only Just to look at the Trappist monks in Belgiums who produce the best beer in the world for mankind. They are the healthiest people alive! Rochefort, Chimay, Westmalle, Orval are all beers brewed in Monesteries. Go and get your prescription at the nearest off-licence now folks and feel better fast!

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