I was clearing out my inbox a day or two ago and came across an e-mail from a ‘health’ newsletter I am subscribed to. It had the title above for the subject line so naturally it caught my eye and peaked my interest. Not because I drink (because I don’t… & frankly I don’t care for most of the activities that is associated with drinking) but I am interested in staying ‘in the know’.So I read there article and they make the claim that “Moderate Drinking May Lower Risk for Men With High Blood Pressure”. That’s all well and good… but what REALLY caught my eye was who the test group seems to be. READ this excerpt and draw your own conclusion.
The finding comes from a long-term study of nearly 12,000 male doctors, dentists, and pharmacists with high blood pressure.
And further in the study this observation:
Men who drank moderately … had a lower risk of heart attack …
I’m not sure if this concerns you or not… but apparently this study’s test group was composed entirely of “doctors, dentists, and pharmacists” drinking ‘moderately’ every day (in the name of research no less)… just to be clear ‘moderately was defined as just 1 or 2 glassess a day… but still I’m not sure how comfortable I am with the knowledge that the surgeon working on me may well have just been drinking (once again… for RESEARCH) … no thank you! I’d rather not go under the knife with you Dr. Death! Nor am I too thrilled that my pharmacist may be inebriated while choosing which pill and or tablet to give me. Or that my dentist might just get a little to ‘drill happy’. Does anyone else find this a bit disconcerting? You can read the full article here.