Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bad News for Tea Totallers...

"...The silicon content of beer may protect against the deleterious effects of aluminium on brain health, suggests a new study with mice from Spain.

The research taps into beer's silicon content, and reports that moderate consumption cut the uptake in the digestive tract of aluminium, a neurotoxin and recently linked as a possible causal factor for Alzheimer's.

The study, published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, reports that "moderate beer consumption… could perhaps be taken into account as a component of the dietary habits of the population." (source)

The Man and I used to wonder about the banning (since rescinded) of silicone breast implants --considering there's silicone in tons of stuff we eat...

So, there you go, recent studies proving homework has less value than playing and relaxing when kids get home from school, that women should have 2-4 cups of coffee a day, that dark chocolate is beneficial and now that beer may decrease the risk of Alzheimer's. I'm waiting for the one that proves smoking menthol cuts congestion in your lungs and then I'll be all good ;)

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