Sunday, September 26, 2004

Bottoms up

A drink a day keeps the doctor way, concludes a new study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Except maybe not. And how big is a drink?

The institute surveyed previous studies on health benefits and risks of alcohol consumption and concluded -- well, it all depends. Maybe moderate drinking lowers the risk of heart disease. Maybe it increases risk of liver disease or cancer. And no one agrees, apparently, about what is meant by "moderate."

So what am I to do? I read the report. I'm totally befuddled. I think I'll have a drink.