Monday, May 31, 2004

The best news I've had all year - Beer can be good for you.

"MODERATE consumption of beer helped protect the liver from cirrhosis and other diseases, a Spanish researcher said yesterday.Susana Martinez from the University of Leon spoke at a conference of nutrition experts in Barcelona, Spain.Beer contained anti-oxidants called flavonoids which helped to protect the liver from inflammatory processes, Ms Martinez said.A moderate consumption amounted to 33 centilitres for women and twice that amount for men daily."

It gets better;

Cancer risk from using condoms
"MOST condoms contained a chemical that causes cancer, German scientists said yesterday. Researchers at the Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Institute in Stuttgart said it found the carcinogen N-Nitrosamine in 29 of 32 types of condoms it tested. "It is one of the most carcinogenic substances," they said. When the rubber material comes in contact with human bodily fluids it can release traces of N-Nitrosamine."

My question is - why aren't Australian institutions doing this sort of research? I want some egghead from Monash to find that eating meatpies makes you sexy and watching telly makes you live longer.


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