Monday, June 12, 2006

Beer is Healthy

News Flash:
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A main ingredient in beer may help prevent prostate cancer and enlargement, according to a new study. But researchers say don't rush out to stock the refrigerator because the ingredient is present in such small amounts that a person would have to drink more than 17 beers to benefit.
Great News! Drinking beer in large quantities will keep me from having cancer. Now, I am not sure if simply owning beer will help, I think you have to drink it. But this is good news for those of us who want to emulate Homer Simpson and throw back some Duff's Beer, although it does pose a bit of a dilemma. The problem is that beer is also a diuretic, so the prostate benefits are somewhat negated (all the more negated if you drink 17). This probably does explain why the male species is more drawn to the amber nectar than the gentler sex. It is something deep within our physiology that pushes us to this desire.
"Homer no function beer well without" - Homer Simpson
By the way, did you know that a bag of M&Ms has 2% of the daily requirement of Thiamin? That means if you eat 50 bags of them you will stay healthy (at least you won't develop a thiamin deficiency). Ahhh...Isn't science wonderful?